* The over-rated Pac-10 conference lost two teams on the first day of the NCAA Tournament when Arizona and USC lost to the Big East and the Big 12, respectfully. Poor Doug Gottlieb probably didn’t get any sleep last night in between his sobs.
* Duke barely escapes Belmont.
* I expect Miami to lose today and Clemson to have a dogfight on their hands with Villanova. But, if the ACC were to advance all four of its teams to the 2nd round then I sure hope the media picks up on the statement and publicly re-addresses the conference/VPI’s snub by the tournament selection committee.
* A lot of people are hot on Pitt…I would be if I hadn’t been hot on them most of the last five years only get burned every time I chose to advance them deep into my brackets.
* Dan Wetzel has a notebook of the day’s action posted on Yahoo Sports.