By Matt Murray
If ever there was a year to regroup after the first weekend, this is it. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We’re going to forget the first fifty games that have already happened, and re-examine the field as it stands, with the 16 teams left standing.
Before we discuss, here is what the remaining field looks like.
#1 Kentucky vs #4 Indiana
#3 Baylor vs #10 Xavier
#1 Michigan St. vs #4 Louisville
#3 Marquette vs #7 Florida
#1 Syracuse vs #4 Wisconsin
#6 Cincinnati vs #2 Ohio St
#1 North Carolina vs #13 Ohio
#11 NC State vs #2 Kansas
Amidst all the madness of the first four days, it was easy to feel a little bit like the tournament had imploded upon itself; that blue bloods had given way to Cinderellas and that while shocks are good for the tournament, some of this madness had somehow done us a disservice. But now, with four days to breath, it becomes a little bit more apparent that order will likely be restored. The only No. 1 seed playing anything less than a 4-seed is North Carolina, who will strike midnight on this year’s Cinderella, Ohio University, with relative ease (with or without Kendall Marshall). Continue reading