Thursday, March 25, 2010

Follow the leader

Hey, since The Dagger has ranked the Sweet 16 games we thought we'll do the same. But unlike them don't expect lucid insight into why we have ranked them this way. Onward!

1) No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Cornell (Thursday, 9:57 p.m. EDT)

We mentioned why here but just to reiterate: Race War. And the potential for becoming one of the most exciting games of the whole damn tourney.

2) No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Tennessee (Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT)

Well shoot, we have the Buckeyes going all the way so I guess we HAVE to root for them. Plus Evan Turner is the bees knees.

3) No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Purdue (Friday, 9:57 p.m. EDT)

Another situation in which we have the Blue Devils going deep in our bracket. And this has the makings of being a Mike Tyson (in his prime) fight. Translation: A beatdown without Boilermaker star Robbie Hummel.

4) No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 10 St. Mary's (Friday, 7:27 p.m. ET)

Mr. Samhan!!!!!!!

5) No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Butler (Thursday, 7:07 p.m. ET)

This seems like a normal close game to us. Syracuse's suffocating defense against Butler's trademark 3 point shooting. Popcorn game.

6) No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Northern Iowa (Friday, 9:37 p.m. EDT)

Can the Spartans survive another close game? We think UNI will take them to the brink if not beat them all together.

7) No. 2 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Xavier (Thursday, 9:37 p.m. EDT)

Jacob Pullen? Check. Anything else? Anything? Anyone care? Does anyone even have these two teams in their bracket still?

8) No. 2 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Washington (Thursday, 7:27 p.m. EDT)

There are so many bad things to say about this match up. Cripple fight. Washington shouldn't even be here. Injuries to star players on both sides. We might just read about this one in the paper tomorrow over watching it. What a woofer.