...besides the fish at Bristol during Lent, great arena and surprisingly vociferous fans
• Memphis fans chanting "ACC, ACC" at hopelessly outclassed Maryland. Maryland fans (Ok, just a few) firing back, "SAT, SAT."
• Greivis Vasquez not backing down. The Maryland guard called out Memphis, then stood in the lockerroom and said, "No, I don't regret anything. They proved me wrong. That's what sport is about ... There was some trash talking involved, but it's basketball."
• Wondering whether either of the teams that emerged from here will get to the Final Four. No and no.
Oklahoma doesn't have enough around Blake Griffin. The run will end in the Elite Eight. Memphis doesn't have enough offense but if it keeps getting turnovers off its press, watch out. I wouldn't bet against the Tigers especially with super-sub Roburt Sallie coming off the bench.
I wish the NCAA didn't play Final Fours in 70,000-seat stadiums. This would be a perfect place for the end of the dance.
See you in Glendale, Ariz. next week.