Especially the consolation bracket.
I watched four games spread over nearly 12 hours Thursday here at the Milk House, and I saw a bunch of things I didn't expect to see. Like Boston College beating Texas A&M a week after losing to Yale. And California beating No. 21 Temple in what was supposed to be (but doesn't really look like) a rebuilding year for the Bears. And Georgia blowing a 12-point lead in the second half of a double-overtime loss to Notre Dame. Had I been asked to predict all four first-round games, I would've nailed Wisconsin over Manhattan and missed the other three. It was a strange day, but also typical given that this is college basketball and it's still November. In 11 hours I get to do it all again.
Here's Friday's schedule:
(All times ET)
- Boston College vs. Wisconsin at noon
- Texas A&M vs. Manhattan at 2:30
- Notre Dame vs. California at 5:00
- Georgia vs. Temple at 7:30
Notre Dame is 5-0.
Cal is 3-0.