Re: March Madness 2013 discussion
Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
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.
Yeah, but Gonzaga's not nearly as much fun to hate as IU.
How about a 2-15 match-up with Duke?
Could it happen two years in a row?
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