This will be a tough game to top. Kentucky beat the No. 1 seed and previously undefeated Wichita State Shockers 78-76. It was an offensive showcase—especially for Wichita State's Cleanthony Early who had 31 points and one thunderous dunk—and both teams exchanged leads for most of the second half.
Let's get this straight: Wichita State's mascot, WuShock, isn't anthropomorphic electricity or the lovechild of the Thing and a toilet brush. He's a shock of wheat. (Get it?) And he's remained unsettling since his creation, despite numerous updates.
Down 12 with 13:15 remaining, Louisville clawed back with defense that changed the game's atmosphere from "celebratory" to "panic attack," and hit just enough shots to surpass a Wichita State team whose game plan gradually fell apart in the final minutes. Of course, the comeback might not be the story of one the best…
Woo-ooooh, Final Four. Talk here if you're sticking around, tell us where and why you've placed your bets, console each other if there's a horrific injury. No idea why these teams made it as far as they did? See here, it's good.
Wichita State is going to the Final Four after dispatching with Ohio State last night. We thought we'd put together a goodbye for Aaron Craft but soon realized he's only a junior and surely not going to enter the NBA draft so, whatever, we're still doing it anyway. So long, Aaron. See you next year.
Gonzaga, the first top seed: gone. Oregon a ridiculous No. 12 seed "upset" Saint Louis. Perennial-choke-artist Georgetown a No. 2 seed: out. Perennial-choke-artist Pitt even in the field of 60-whatever. The selection committee is totally screwing up the the bracket.