I think the fact we ranked period is a good sign and shows we are one of the better cities in the state at least for March Madness but not when it comes to other cities elsewhere. Sometimes college basketball is the most popular sport in an area just like college football is for us.
The team picked to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference had the last laugh Saturday night, when they beat the Montana State Bobcats for the 10th straight time, winning the regular season title and bringing the Big Sky Conference tournament to Missoula.
Not every great college basketball team wins the NCAA tournament. Some incredible college teams have suffered heartbreaking losses only to win the NCAA tournament title the following year (1973 North Carolina State, 1975 Indiana, 1982 Georgetown). Other championship teams have lost in an attempt at repeating (1961 Ohio State, 1985 Georgetown, 1991 UNLV, 1997 Kentucky).
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Ohio State and Florida joined Big East powers Syracuse and Louisville in advancing to the regional finals of the 2012 NCAA tournament on Thursday. Here’s a recap of Thursday’s NCAA tournament games:
All four top regional seeds — Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse and Michigan State— remain alive as the 2012 NCAA tournament begins the regional semifinal round on Thursday. An NCAA record four schools from Ohio have advanced to the round of 16. Here’s a preview of the next round of NCAA tournament games: