Quick now: What does UMBC stand for? Or U Must Be Cinderella? It wasn’t simply a No. 16 seed beating a No. 1 seed for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament. It was also the way UMBC helped No. 16 seeds improve to 1-135. Every shot the Retrievers took, it seemed, found the net as they shot 54.2 percent (26 of 48), including a dazzling 50 percent (12 of 24) from three-point range.
Yes, it’s time to analyze this year’s Big Ten tournament teams: “The few. The proud. The brave.’’But first, here’s my dead-solid lock for watching the 2018 NCAA tournament:The Bulleit Rye Manhattan: Two ounces rye, one ounce Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth. A dash or two of Angostura bitters. One or two Luxardo maraschino cherries. Chilled martini glass. Shaken or stirred, depending on how your feel about James Bond and ice water in your drink. Up. Not on the rocks. . . Save that for your bracket.
Only four teams are locks for the NCAA tournament. And the two bubble teams, Penn State and Nebraska, are football-bent schools that tend to be hoops after-thoughts. When was the last time Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa all missed in the same year? Would you believe 1977? Heck, the NCAA tournament bracket hadn’t even been invented. In 1977, Bracketology was a scientific way to put up shelves. The first time I remember doing a bracket was in 1978.
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Selecting a term
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