I also really, really love the first round of the NCAA tournament. I have been to see the show more than once and it is much more exciting in person than on TV. Four games the first day and two the second -- it is a virtual basketball bonanza.
I was happy that IU was ranked first at the beginning of the season. But, imagine my surprise when I realized, pretty early in the season, that UM was going to be going to the tournament as well as long as they did not implode. I did not go to UM, but I married into the UM family after all.
Here we are, the tourney is upon us, brackets are set and locations are announced. And much to my dismay, my two favorite teams, UM and IU are in the same geographical division -- the East. How disappointing. I think they should both be able to go to the final four. Both are excellent teams and both play on Friday, March 22. How could this happen to my beloved Canes and Hoosiers? Well, it is going to be a busy Friday, March 22. And I guess they will meet in the sweet sixteen.