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All Hail Our New Ivy League Overlords

Kentucky may be the favorites. Northern Iowa may have pulled the biggest upset. St. Mary's may be the least likely to be here. But for the next four days, this tournament belongs to Cornell.

With a dominant win over Wisconsin (and don't discount the importance of two dominant games; this is no fluke), the Big Red becomes the first Ivy League team to make the Sweet 16 since 1979, when there wasn't even a round of 64 to get through.


It's been a great tourney for underdogs: brackets got busted so early on, that it's okay to root with your heart rather than with your wallet. And we've got plenty of underdogs to choose from: we've got all the seeds from 9 though 12 covered. But you won't hear more about any team than you will Cornell.

They're smarter than us. And now they're better at basketball. What else do we have left?


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