- Hottie and Patriot League Player of the Year Keith Simmons from Holy Cross was 0-5 from the field and only had 4 free throws in their 51-61 loss to Southern Illinois. Fun fact: The last time Holy Cross won an NCAA tourney game there were only 48 States.
Keith, smile when you play to distract the other team.
The Wildcats managed to hold on in a close one and beat the Wildcats 67-58. F-you NCAA for not only matching up team names, but also the team colors.
Kansas decided not to mess around this year, (they’ve gone out in the first round the past couple of seasons – destroying my bracket each time), and took Niagara to the woodshed, winning 107-67.
In one of the most exciting games of the day, Virginia Tech edged out Illinois 54-52 after being down 10 points with 4 minutes to play.