So there were plenty of upsets today, especially in our bracket. Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Ohio State all went down.
Ohio State I expected. I had Siena victorious in my bracket, and to be honest, I really think this is a great thing for us. Not having to play Ohio State in Dayton is a plus in my mind, though I am a little worried about Siena's shooting and they don't seem to get worn down by pressure as much as Ohio State. But at least they won't have home court advantage.
West Virginia was surprising, and I had them in the Sweet Sixteen in my bracket. To be honest, though, I thought they would either go three rounds or go out the first round. They were probably the hardest team outside of Providence from the Big East to gauge. Either way, I think it's a definite plus to not have to face them for the third time this year. I think they matched up well with us, too.
Wake Forest was the biggest shocker to me. And to be honest, I don't know what to expect from Cleveland State. Did anybody watch this game? Any thoughts on what to expect from them? I can't say I'm upset about not having to face Wake Forest, as they were one team I was worried about. But considered the ass-beating Cleveland State gave them, I don't know which of the two would have been better. I hope we're not going up against a Cinderella in the third round. Of course, we took care of the Syracuse cinderella, so I still have faith in this team.
On paper, this is shaping up to be an easy road for us. The highest seed we'll see before the fourth round will be a 9 seed, and that's next. We'll be facing either a 12 or 13 in the Sweet Sixteen, where Pitino is undefeated. On the other hand, you have to be worried about an underrated cinderella. This is shaping up to be an exciting tournament run. What do you guys think?