First of all, what a tournament so far. Many close games, with several upsets. I don't know if I like the 68 team format, but would we have been able to see VCU make this run without it? I don't know if the committee thought they were the better 12 seed over USC or vice versa. Some blowouts for sure, but a lot of exciting finishes.
My favorite team is in the sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years with a legit shot at the final four for the first time in 26 tournament appearances (longest streak and going). This after the nation presumed they were dead with the loss of their leading rebounder. Congrats to them, and good luck against UF on Thursday evening.
I still think Duke will lose before they get to the final four leaving us with their coach hanging on to 2nd place in all-time victories behind Bob Knight. Of course it will happen for him, but I think next season. KU is alive and may never have to face a single digit seed until the final four comes around. Butler is showing its run last year was legit (despite what you think of the end of game officiating, they were in the right place at the right time). Arizona may be on its way back to supremacy (although they aren't yet in my opinion, they are making their way back with a great coach.).
I look forward to the sweet 16 and elite 8 this weekend for some more exciting and close games (I hope anyways). Go cougars!