Another day of the NCAA Tournament, another major upset victim. The Dayton Flyers claimed their second major victory in as many games and are on to the Sweet 16.
Dayton has now knocked off Ohio State and Syracuse...it certainly doesn't get any easier for them as they will now face the winner of Stanford/Kansas in the next round.
Our other upset was Connecticut over Villanova. The Wildcats played a terrible basketball game. They simply couldn't make any shots from the floor and fell to the Huskies 77-65. I'd like to say that I was surprised, but if you look at my bracket below you will see otherwise.
The most interesting game of the day was Oregon/Wisconsin. I have the Badgers going to the Final Four so the fact that they held off and upset bid was huge for me. At the same time...if you've ever seen Oregon's cheerleaders you can understand why I was hoping to be able to include them in the 'Upset Cheerleaders' blog. A very frustrating finish to that game for anyone who bet on Oregon +6. The Badgers were awarded four free throws on a soft technical call with two seconds left to give Wisconsin the ATS cover. I would've been throwing things, but luckily I didn't bet that game.
Enough of my blabbering...on to the cheerleaders. Disclaimer:
* Just remember that when it comes to these upset cheerleader photos...they can't all be USC, Florida St., or Oregon. We are going to be dealing with some mid-majors who feature a much smaller "talent pool" than the bigger schools. I'll try my best.
If you come across any better pictures for these schools, feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@PSDRedZone) or Facebook (PSD RedZone) and I'll add them to the list.
On to my bracket.
I lost another Elite Eight team yesterday, but again I feel very fortunate to still have 6 of my Elite Eight remaining and all of my Final Four still intact. I'm sitting at or near the top in all four of my pools and I'm feeling pretty good about everything in general.
Interesting scenario for me today...every single game being played today is meaningless to my Elite Eight. I have every winner on Sunday losing in the Sweet 16. Deep down I'm almost hoping for some more upsets today so that the brackets of my opponents get messed up a bit more. It would serve me well to see Virginia, Arizona, and Wichita State go down today. Gimme more carnage!
Enjoy the games!