In the first of two Sweet 16 games at FedEx Forum, fourth-seeded Butler was doing a lot of hat-tipping. The Tar Heels stormed to an awfully impressive 92-80 win over the Bulldogs to reach the Elite Eight. Joel Berry looked uninhibited by the ankle injury that dogged him in the tight win over Arkansas, and North Carolina looked like every bit of the title contender that it was heading into the NCAA tournament.
So you didn’t think the NCAA Tournament had enough excitement this year? Wisconsin and Florida solved that problem for you. The Badgers started things, as they erased a 12-point deficit in the final 4:15 to force overtime, a stretch that included an 8-0 run at the end of regulation that was capped by a Zak Showalter running three with 2.5 seconds left on the clock to tie the game at 72.
Happy Maryland Day! There are a mere 9 days until Opening Day, and you can feel the excitement! Thats the uniform number last worn by David Lough and worn most notably by current Orioles executive/coach/totally-not-the-owners-spy Brady Anderson. It was also Reggie Jacksons number for 1976, the one year he spent with the Orioles.