Quote of the day
"We're all about having fun and also playing really hard and that's something we like to do, we like to get the crowd involved. The whole crowd got behind us even if they are not from Fort Myers, or as I like to say, 'Dunk City.' " -- [15 seed] Florida Gulf Coast guard Sherwood Brown, after advancing to the Sweet 16
Only two teams were completely ignored – no longs, no shorts – in the Market Madness Contest: Western Kentucky, and Florida Gulf Coast. Western Kentucky (#16 seed) gave Kansas a good run, even leading at halftime. And Florida Gulf Coast? Well, we don’t yet know the rest of that story. Suffice it to say that they “blowed up” a lot of brackets.
Market Madness Standings are updated through round of 32 games, but they don’t begin to tell the story yet. Remember that all teams who make it into the Final 4 earn a bonus equal to 10 times the seed value. That bonus can really be the difference maker, especially so many large seed values still in play. We already know that one of the Elite 8 games will include either a #9 or a #13 seed (since Wichita St. meets La Salle in the Sweet 16 game). We could still end up with three #1s and a #2, but we could also get a really crazy Final Four. Should be fun.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational still has a lot of play left, after thunderstorms claim a lot of Sunday’s action. Hopefully they’ll finish this afternoon. I can’t open up roster selection in GuruGolf until the final processing (and repricing) is complete, so stay tuned there.