Here are three things we learned from LaSalle's 76-74 victory over 12th-seeded Mississippi on Sunday night (West region):
1. Think the good people at VCU are worrying about their school's claim to fame?
In 2011, the inaugural year for the NCAA tournament's First Four round where eight teams vie for four spots in the 64-team NCAA field, through a two-pack of TuesdayWednesday games in Dayton, Ohio VCU shocked everyone by advancing from Dayton ... all the way to the Final Four in Houston (eventually losing to Butler in the national semis).
VCU's rise to glory was the best possible occurrence for the NCAA selection committee, bringing instant legitimacy to the First Four system. That aside, it still felt like a once-in-generation event, as 11-seeds and 16-seeds typically incur arduous roads to the Sweet 16 and Final Four.
But here comes LaSalle, a program that hadn't been to The Big Dance in 21 years, beating Boise State in Dayton, shocking Kansas State in Kansas City and then sl...