While marveling at the powers of infra-Russ, we have missed the broader trend. Three teams (UL, Cincy, and Baylor) received the garish but magical jerseys before their conference tourneys and all three are in the Sweet 16. Since the new jerseys, only Baylor has lost to a non-new jersey (not New Jersey) team. During that time the jerseys have beaten the likes of fellow sweet 16ers Syracuse, Kansas, and Marquette. And the only team known to have jersey kryptonite, Mizzou, is already out.
Now is this merely a coincidence? I think we all know the answer to that question!