While all of those are great stories, they fall short of being the signature one of this tournament now. The true team to root for is actually more southern belle than Cinderella, more sweet tea than champagne. The Gamecocks, who hail from a conference far more famous for football, straw hats and spring scrimmages than anything else, advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history, throttling Baylor 70-50, with a defensive effort that would make the Old Ball Coach – or any great SEC football mind for that matter – proud.
Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox are both projected top-10 picks in the NBA draft. The last time Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox met was one of the best games of the entire college season. Kentucky and UCLA, both loaded with NBA athleticism and tons of offensive talent, had a track meet of a college game that resulted in an awesome 97-92 win for UCLA.
There have been rumblings that Pitino may be interested in the Georgetown job. As you likely already know or deduced, Richard Pitino is the son and namesake of Louisvilles hall of fame coach Rick Pitino. Richard went into the family business early, working as a manager while a student at Providence, a program that his father had taken to the Final Four two decades earlier.