Wow... upsets galore. Who'd thunk two 2s, two 3s, and two 4s would be home already? George Mason and Wichita State fighting for the an Elite 8 spot. I bet everyone's bracket had both of them in the round of 16.
IMO the two most impressive teams so far are Florida and West Virginia. Never have their games been in question. Memphis has been impressive and their route to the Final Four could be done without playing a single team in a power conference (if Gonzaga beats UCLA). Not discounting Bradley, but I don't think they have the horses to play with Calapari's bunch. Saying that I bet they put a scare into the Tigers of Memphis (St).
For giggles my Final Four bracket is still alive as I have West Virginia coming out of Atlanta (and I'm hoping to catch one or both days of the regionals), Gonzaga
out of Oakland (I had Bama beating UCLA and now believe the Bruins are too much for anyone in this bracket), UConn in D.C., and Villanova out of Minneapolis. I got 4 Big East teams in the Elite 8.
Rod Barnes was fired from Ole Miss a few weeks ago and IMO would be a great addition to the Alabama staff. He preaches tough D, something our team isn't exceptional at. I wouldn't count him as a long term hire as I'm sure he'll be a HC again somewhere. People got to remember he was the coach at Ole Miss... which is almost the equivalent of being the football HC at Vanderbilt. He had success early on... 3 out of 4 years in the NCAAs before 4 consecutive losing seasons.
More info on Rod Barnes' Ole Miss highlights:
1998-99: 1st ever Ole Miss NCAA tourney win vs Villanova
2000-01: SECT finalist losing to UK and Sweet 16
2001-02: First Round loss to UCLA
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I realize these accomplishments were 4 years ago, but not continually sucking at Ole Miss is worth something. I believe adding him to our staff would bring us even closer to a Final Four. JMO.