Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I'm guessing Indiana.
They've played Louisville already this year, and the NCAA is typically loathe to re-match schools in the same season.
WKU would provide the Hoosiers an opponent that requires little in the way of preparation and one that can't shoot straight.
It will also give me a chance to scream at the TV and act like a moron everytime Zeller pratfalls onto his face for another phantom foul on his opponent-- so that's a bonus.
Perhaps I can stroke out as WKU is leading early in the first half...
Just a hunch, Scrap, but I can see a Gonzaga/WKU first round matchup.
* Two non-BCS schools with rich College B-Ball traditions/NCAA tourney success histories. It wasn't that long ago when nobody at all would have been surprised to see the aforementioned schools matched-up in the Sweet 16.
* For the simple reason that Gonzaga does not play in a BCS conference, they are perceived as the weakest #1 seed, not that I agree with this line of reasoning at all -- they are for real. But, given the fact that WKU was largely an injury-riddled team all year and are finally healthy and playing well, WKU profiles as the type of low seed capable of taking a heavy favorite down to the wire, with a chance to steal the game at the end.
If said match up were to materialize, I imagine that the record for viewership of a 1/16 match up would match or exceed the Georgetown/Princeton classic match up ratings of 1989.