I like basketball, and I like the NCAA tournament. But I don't go Mad in March. I don't usually fill out a bracket. Bracketology holds no interest for me. I'll watch to see who won and who lost, but I won't watch a game unless I have a rooting interest.
Which usually just means the Maryland Terps. But this year I'll be keeping an eye on two teams.
Baylor University, which gave me a degree in return for lots of my dad's money, is in the tournament, which doesn't happen that often. Almost never. But they are actually a #3 seed in the South Regional, opening against Sam Houston St., a 14-seed. If they get past Sam Houston, which they should, they will play the winner of Notre Dame/Old Dominion for the chance to go to the Sweet Sixteen. That will definitely be a first.
The University of Maryland, which gave my daughter a degree in return for lots of my money, is a #4 seed in the Midwest Regional, which will be played in Spokane, Washington.
Seriously, this is a college basketball tournament; didn't the organizers ever have to take a geography class? Spokane, Washington, Midwest?
Anyway, the Terps have a tougher road to the Sweet Sixteen. If they get by #13 Houston, they'll face the winner of Michigan St./New Mexico St. Michigan St. was in the National Championship game last year and is always tough, so "Go New Mexico St!"
Although I don't really want to play a team that's good enough to be Michigan St.
Time to fire up the DVR.
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