Yesterday had its fair share of exciting basketball, but it wasn't memorable in the way so many first days of the NCAA Tournament are memorable. Today, on the other hand, is shaping up pretty well.
It doesn't hurt that Western Kentucky hit a well-designed last-second three to beat Drake, a team the referees seemed to have momentarily confused with Duke. Particularly horrendous was the late charge call on WKU that gave Drake a chance to win the game on the last possession, but a block forced overtime where the Hilltoppers used the good juju generated by Big Red to deliver a great, great game-winner. As Bill Raftery might say, just look at the excitement!
Davidson-Gonzaga was also well-played, if not as close or thrilling as Western Kentucky's win. Davidson looks tough, though -- if Georgetown holds on and wins (they will), Davidson-Georgetown should be, if nothing else, then well-played.
Otherwise, if you're stuck in the cubicle with merely a scoreboard to entertain you, fear not: the current slate of games is leaving a little to be desired. Of course, as Greg Gumbel just told me, there's "lots more to come." And Greg Gumbel would never lie to us.