If you are from Ohio and you care about basketball, congratulations!
The state of Ohio has placed four teams into the Sweet Sixteen of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Ohio St., Ohio, Cincinnati, and Xavier. This is apparently the first time a state has earned this honor, though I find that hard to believe thinking back to the years that NC State, Duke, North Carolina, and Wake Forest were all excellent teams. But maybe it’s just the luck of the draw. Cool stat, still.
Speaking of luck, the University of North Carolina may have run out of it. Kendall Marshall, arguably the Heels’ most important player, broke a bone in his wrist in UNC’s routing of Creighton. Bummer.
As for our Ricochet pool, I can’t make heads or tails of who is looking good. My guesses are that EdGorz, Tango99, Tabula Rasa, and SMcguire have the best future, but please chime in with your mathematical, chart-reading, number-crunching genius.