Three games down, three solid performances, one bomb threat…..its the 2006 NCAA Tournament!!! Actually the early games have already proven what we have known for some time…..that Billy Packer is an idiot. After bashing the mid-major schools throughout the week, they went out and showed the big boys a thing or two. Wichita St ripped Seton Hall (and drove Louis Orr to bulemia) and Oklahoma blew my pick for them in one of my brackets to the Final 4 by getting taken to school by Wisc-Milwaukee.
But the game of the afternoon was Boston College’s double overtime victory over Pacific. BC, everyone’s new darling to make the Final 4, showcased why they are slightly overrated as Pacific had NUMEROUS chances to win the game at the end, but couldnt slam the door. That may bode well for BC, who might be on the Florida path of a few years ago….squeak it out in the first round and then upset folks on the way to the finals. The best part of the BC-Pacific game was hearing the voice of Jim Spenarkal….an announcer whose name is as absurd as his announcing ability.