As I explained in a previous post, Adam and I have a bet on who will have the most teams, the Big 10 or Pac 10, in the NCAA tournament. Last night, the Sweet 16 began. UCLA took care of Pittsburgh pretty handily and since there is only one Big 10 team left, Ohio State, I was feeling pretty good.
Unfortunately, Tennessee pulled one of the biggest choke jobs in NCAA history by blowing a 17 point half time lead and eventually losing the game. The most amazing part was that the entire lead was gone in the first 10 minutes of the second half! It wasn't even that Ohio State played that phenomenal, Tennessee just stopped scoring. It was possibly the most infuriating thing I have ever seen.
Today's games include USC playing North Carolina. I have a feeling they might not win that one, but USC looked really good in their last game so there is hope remaining. Oregon plays UNLV, who is surprisingly good. I'm going to need T. Porter and Aaron Brooks to pour on the threes, otherwise I think we're in trouble.
Now I cannot lose this round of betting, but my odds for the Final 4, which happens to be the largest part of the bet, would be greatly increased with two Ws tonight. Adam's pain is my gain.