Shoutouts to Mount St. Mary’s and Kansas State for their First Four victories on Tuesday night. I know that tournament results should not be used as a reference point as to whether or not a team belonged in the tournament in the first place, but it delights me greatly to see an ACC team - in this case, Wake Forest - tank out right away.
Tonight’s #16 seed winner moves on to face #1 Kansas on Friday in Tulsa, OK, while the #11 seed winner also heads to Tusla, where they will play #6 seed SMU. You figure the NCAA has chartered one plane for both teams to travel together just to save a buck?
Enjoy the games, everyone, and go Friars.
2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Where: UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
Streaming: March Madness Live