If you missed it, let us refresh your memory a little:
Can you say Oops? If the conference and it's teams could go back and get a redo on Thursday it wouldn't even be a question. The so-called best conference in the country are 1-3 for the tournament with only 8th seeded Colorado State left holding the candle for the conference.
Not only was the conference 1-3 for the day, but they were victims of two of the three upsets to happen on day one of the tournament proper. 12th seeded Cal took down UNLV 64-61 to earn the upset bid and it was followed by the nightcap stunner of the tournament so far - 14th seeded Harvard taking care of Mountain West champion and 3rd seeded New Mexico, 68-62.
I wonder if there will be complementary copies of this:
on the plane rides home for you young fellas.
Don't worry, Colorado State, you can rest well, but DAMN was that an embarrassing day and night for the "best conference in the country." After all, how many times do the national media hit the Big Ten or Big East over the head with their NCAA tourney results when things go sour? I say, if you want to play with the big boys you deserved to be judged just like the big boys.
Can the MW redeem itself? Perhaps, but it's going to come down to the Rams taking down a No. 1 seed and really busting everyone's brackets by making their own run to the Final Four for that to happen and good luck doing that against a hot Louisville team and a loaded Midwest bracket.