Updated after Thursday's games
It wasn't a great day for Eye on The U's bracket, but things got a lot better as the day went on -- thanks mostly to Virginia Commonwealth. After starting the day 1-2, we reeled off a 10-3 run to finish the day 11-5. The early upsets didn't come through for me. I had Texas Tech upsetting Boston College and Stanford beating Louisville. Neither happened.
But I scored big when Duke crashed and burned against Virginia Commonwealth, coached by former All-Dade guard and Miami High star Anthony Grant. On day when upsets were scarce, the Rams pulled off the biggest one. Alongside Grant, assistant and former Northwest Christian coach Tony Pujols. Grant, who played for Shakey Rodriguez in the mid 1980s, was an assistant last year with Florida. He's instituted that fullcourt press defense Pujols ran at Northwest Christian when he won three consecutive state titles. The hero for VCU was one of the guys I targeted in my March Madness Preview Thursday, guard Eric Maynor, who scored 22 points and the game-winner with 1.6 seconds left. Even though, I picked Pittsburgh to win their second round game Saturday, I've got to root for the local guys.
Anyway, what does your bracket look like after Thursday? Who are you picking to reach the Final Four and what are your biggest upsets? Before you share yours, here's what my bracket looks like.
Final Four: Florida, Kansas, Georgetown and Texas A&M. I've got Florida beating Georgetown in the final.
The rest of my first round upsets for Friday: No. 10 Georgia Tech over No. 7 UNLV and No. 13 Albany beating No. 4 Virginia.