Some things are out of your hands. You're either in the right place at the right time or you're not. Last night, divine providence shined down upon me as basketball history happened a block away in Charlotte.As 16 seed UMBC was dismantling number one overall seed Virginia at the Spectrum center, I was back at the media hotel doing my 10 and 11 p.m. sportscasts. Once I wrapped those - the sports anchor in me wrapped up for the day, and the sports fan in me kicked in.
It's a funny thing being here at the very beginning of the NCAA tournament with this team knowing they've traveled the entire distance the last two seasons running. It's like we're all seasoned tournament travelers together. The Heels should put out a Lonely Planet NCAA tournament travel guide.First - the news. Luke Maye is excited to be back in Charlotte. Genuinely excited. He's usually a pretty stone-faced interview, but Luke lit up when he got that inevitable question Thursday.
Let's get to the meat of the matter right out of the gate - here's my bracket.It says Luke on the upper left because in our family/friends competition, I've teamed up with my nearly 3-year-old youngest son. He handles the advanced analytics and statistical number crunching, while I rely mostly on gut feeling. He also frequently hangs up when I'm trying to FaceTime with him, his brothers and my wife.Let's go clockwise around my bracket:I've sworn to never doubt Tony Bennett and the Hoos ever again.
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