The Irish lost the bid for the upset and, in so doing, also snuffed any chance of an NCAA berth. Looks like they'll finish 11th or so in the Big East and might scratch out an NIT spot. Notre Dame had a great win over Louisville this season, but lost to virtually every other halfway-decent team it faced. So much promise, gone so fast.
Let's see, what else happened today...in the Horizon League women's bracket, UIC got thumped by 20 pts by last year's tournament champ, Cleveland State. Tough way to go out for the 3 seniors on that team, but bright spots abound among the underclass(wo)men, including future POY Jasmine Bailey. UW-Milwaukee pulled off an upset, shocking #2 seed Butler and ending a great run by a team that started 1-4. Looks like both 11-time regular season champ UW-Green Bay and Valparaiso are locked in tough battles with upset-minded foes as well.
Back on the men's side, when are the good games going to start? Tonight is seriously some of the least-compelling beasketball all season, and as you have just seen, I follow women's mid-major games. Not a single good matchup on the cards this evening. Ah, Thursday: the start of the ACC tournament. My reason to lay off work. Bless us, every one.