Lots of exciting games on Saturday. Very few exciting games on Sunday. And after four days of tournament action, there is still no narrative other than "Goliath slays David" and "David almost beat him." Everybody seeded above 7th is out and only 2 of the 16 teams remaining are seeded above 5th.
I guess one potential talking point is how the dreaded 12-5 matchup not only failed to produce any upsets, but actually ended up propelling the 5th seeds to be 3-1 in the second round.
Anyway, the tourney pool sits as follows:
Richard: 519 points; Brandon Rush of Kansas, Acie Law of TAMU, Chris Lofton of Tennessee, and Derrick Byars of Vandy remaining.
Scott: 519 points; Corey Brewer of Florida, Acie Law of TAMU, Chris Lofton of Tennessee, and Derrick Byars of Vandy remaining.
Poseur: 445 points. Julian Wright of Kansas, Jeff Green of Georgetown, Acie Law of TAMU, and Wendell White of UNLV remaining.
Jason: 411 points; Mario Chalmers of Kansas, Jeff Green of Georgetown, Acie Law of TAMU, and Chris Lofton of Tennessee remaining.
Daniel: 357 points; Mario Chalmers of Kansas, Jeff Green of Georgetown, and Acie Law of TAMU remaining.
We have a tie at the top between me and Scott. Daniel is mathematically eliminated because every player he has is shared by Jason, who is currently ahead of him. Jason really has his back to the wall. He's over 100 points behind me and shares two players with me, plus he has a player who is on the same team as one of my players.
Poseur is still in it, but he has to hope that Tennessee and Vandy get eliminated quickly, and that UNLV and Georgetown advance far. If that happens, he can make up the 74 points that separate him from me and Scott. Fortunately for him, Vandy plays Georgetown in the Sweet 16. This game will go a long way to deciding if Poseur can get back in it.
If Poseur can't make up the difference, it comes down to me and Scott. We are currently tied and we have the same number of players remaining. Not only that, but 3 of our 4 players are shared, meaning it will come down to who gets more points as this tournament rolls on: Corey Brewer or Brandon Rush.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk!