Quote of the day
"We really thought we could make some noise in this tournament. We really didn't imagine we would be one-and-done." -- Georgetown guard Austin Freeman, after a first round 97-83 loss to #14 Ohio U.
The Big East took a big hit yesterday, although it could have been even worse, as Villanova almost bit the dust as well. Itís looking like the Big East basket will be a good short in the Market Madness contest, although with five teams still alive, it could still turn out to be the best long. That depends heavily on Louisville, though.
I've posted a sortable summary of the unit selections in the RotoGuru Market Madness contest. Click on any linked column heading to sort by that column. Kansas, the Big 12 basket, West Virginia, Baylor, Kansas State, and Kentucky are the most popular longs, while the #4 seed basket, Purdue, the ACC basket, Duke, Villanova, and the Big 10 were the most heavily shorted. Of note, only one entry had Ohio U as a long, although Georgetown was shorted on about 13% of all entries (but is a long on 20%).
25% of the 64 teams are already done, and another 25% will exit today, but itís still too early to know how this tournament will be remembered. We could still end up with a very chalky-looking Sweet 16. Only two of the top 16 seeds are gone so far, so who knows? But if your bracket is busted already, watch the rest of the tournament just-for-fun. Or else, go draft a fantasy baseball team.