Almost-upsets set stage for Sweet 16

I told-ya-so Department:

North Carolina needed a jumper from Jamie Cherry at the buzzer to beat Ohio State, 86-84.

Arizona State rallied from 16 down to top Arkansas-Little Rock, 57-54.

Maryland’s dominance ends Princeton’s unbeaten season:

Terps 85, Tigers 70. This is may be one game where I don’t feel bad for the losers. You just can’t be down on yourselves if you’re Princeton. And Maryland is freaking awesome.


Connecticut 91, Rutgers 55.

Florida State 65, FGCU 47.

More results:

Tennessee downed Pitt, 77-67.

Stanford handled Oklahoma, 86-76.

Louisville defeated South Florida, 60-52.

So the regional brackets are set.


Connecticut vs. Texas

Louisville vs. Dayton


South Carolina vs. North Carolina (oh, the irony)

Arizona State vs. Florida State


Maryland vs. Duke

Gonzaga vs. Tennessee

Oklahoma City:

Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Iowa vs. Baylor

We take a three-day recovery timeout, and the Madness begins again Friday.

I don’t know about you, but I do need a timeout. I’ve watched a looooot of basketball the last four days.