It's really a shame that we're not having more NCAA March Madness discussion here. Not sure why 'cause I know we got the fans.
Big East is showing itself to be by FAR the strongest top teams and the best all around conference. Big East teams make up a full third of the teams in this round of the finals. Perhaps this version of the 16-team league is showing itself to be one of the best of all time as the tournament completes. Big East teams went a whopping 11-2 in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.
ACC had 7 teams in the finals but only went 6-5 and placed 2 teams in these two rounds compared to Big East 5 teams. There sure are a ton of dramatic finishes too. Great watching for us fans!
That being said, still Lousiville, big East's best team, has had the toughest struggle to the finals. The cinderella team, Siena Saints, (local to me in Albany) gave Pitino's team all heart failure. They should have a fairly easy time beating AZ on Friday as this AZ team was the last at-large team (#12 seed) picked to participate, but stranger upsets have happened.
I got to check to see if the following teams CAN actually advance this way, but my (non-earthshaking) predictions to go into the final 4: