Sunday, March 09, 2008

Kentucky, Baylor, and Arizona are all rooting for Butler

While some people view the first four days of the NCAA Tournament as the best time of he college basketball season, but for me that is not the case. The best time in the season started Saturday when Atlantic Sun and Ohio Valley conference crowned their champion and automatic bid to the tournament.

Championship Week, as ESPN dubbed it 15 years, makes strange bedfellows. How many times has the two time defending champion Florida Gators been concerned about what Butler did in the their conference or even Kentucky, home of so many legends, care what happens with the West Coast Conference Tournament. Fans all week will have sites like Basketball State and ESPN open at work trying to see what is going on with all of the conference tournaments.

Fans love seeing Brice Drew's Valpo beat Mississippi in Oklahoma City a bunch years ago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but the real magic of the season starts during this week when someones dreams of representing Belmont or even a school like Rider in the NCAA could come true.

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