The Elite Eight is finally set and just about everyone’s bracket is toast.
A quick recap of who is still left in the tournament:
Gonzaga continued to cruise through the tournament, with a exceedingly comfortable 83-65 win over Creighton. They will meet USC, who blitzed conference foe Oregon 82-68 in a game that frankly was not that close.
Baylor gutted out a win against Villanova, and Arkansas has decided the only way to play in March is to give a lot of Woo Pig Suey heart attacks to their fans.
Michigan continues to hold the BIG’s torch. Without Isaiah Livers, they smashed a good Florida State team. The Wolverines will face a UCLA team that won a fun overtime game. Mick Cronin claims he will regret forever not fouling up three at the end, though he was happy that his team bailed him out in OT. I will continue to suggest that any team fouling in the backcourt when up three points with less than ten seconds to go is doing it on purpose and it should be a flagrant.
UCLA is not the lowest seeded team in the Elite Eight because Oregon State crushed Sister Jean’s dreams in the Sweet 16. They will face a rolling Houston team. Shall we check in on how Indiana is handling Kelvin Sampson’s reemergence?
Like the moxie of this Sampson fella, he’s now moved into the top 5 of my coaching candidate big board— crimson quarry (@crimsonquarry) March 28, 2021
For the record, I am here for chaos.
TDG Bracket Challenge Standings Through the Sweet 16
There is an absolute dog fight for which TDG writer is going to be least wrong this year. Gopherguy05 currently leads the pack, followed by zipsofakron, and then UStreet. Fortunately for me, both of those fools picked Illinois to win the whole tournament, where as I (a dumb person) picked Gonzaga.
The overall top 5 is below: