Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/28/13
This season’s Sweet Sixteen field is one of the most intriguing I can remember. I have a legitimate interest in all eight of the games. Tonight begins with most of the top seeds going against each other, and a battle of Cinderellas thrown in. Some of the storylines to watch are, can Jim Larranaga recapture the magic he found in 2006 in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 when he was last at the Verizon Center for the NCAA Tournament? Which Arizona team will show up against Ohio State? The one that started off the year so hot and who has looked great in two tournament wins, or the team that suffered a malaise through most of the latter part of the season? Who will prevail between Syracuse and Indiana in a game that might remind some of the 1987 national championship game? Finally, which Cinderella mid-major will you be cheering for? The Missouri Valley Conference’s Shockers or the Explorers from the Atlantic Ten? East Regional Semi-Final #3 Marquette (25-8) vs. #2 Miami (29-6) The Hurricanes got some bad news this week as the injury bug has once again hit Reggie Johnson. Johnson had minor knee surgery and won’t play again this [...]
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