My viewing habits: Is there any doubt that only a huge upset will keep Ohio State from the Final Four? The Buckeyes were jaw-dropping good in vaporizing Duke, 85-63, Tuesday. The Buckeyes have three great players in center Jared Sullinger, guards William Buford and Aaron Craft, plus other talented players to fill in the gaps. Duke may have been humbled but the Blue Devils are still a work in progress. Austin Rivers is really talented but based on last nightís performance; he looks like he has to have the ball a little too much. Iím assuming that will change as the season moves along. Theyíll be a better team for it.
Tonightís viewing: Really looking forward to Wisconsin-North Carolina. Iím thinking the Tar Heels bounce back big time from their loss to UNLV.
Surprising scores, amazing results:
Arizona 83, New Mexico State 76: A nice road win at the Sand Pit.
Butler 98, Oakland City 53: If youíre going to play Oakland, how about playing the real Oakland in Michigan. This oneís in Indiana.
Cincinnati 56, Miami of Ohio 47: Miami can give anyone fits and Cincy has struggled at times so this is a good win.
Loyola Marymount 75, Saint Louis 68: What a disappointment for Billikens fans. Your team gets ranked and they turn around lose a game like this. HankGathersU isnít a bad unit; theyíve already beaten UCLA and Saint Looie.
Northwestern 76, Georgia Tech 60: No real surprise here but the Mildcats are 6-0.
Virginia 70, Michigan 58: Tony Bennett can coach; UVa wasnít expected to win based on Michiganís performance in Maui.
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