Survive And Advance. Just Survive And Advance. [March Madness Recap]
And I think that was on full display today. While all four number 1 seeds are still alive, only UCONN has looked dominant. UNC needed a late surge to beat LSU yesterday, and today, well today Pitt and Louisville cut it really close. Pitt was tied with Oklahoma St. at 74-74 with 2:42 remaining until they finally managed to pull away. Meanwhile, Louisville found themselves in a dogfight with Siena. Siena got within two points of Louisville with 17 seconds to go, but just couldn't pull off the upset.
Michigan State also had to hold their breath, as a ridiculously hot USC team nearly took them out. In fact, Michigan State didn't really win that game so much as USC just went ice cold at about the worst time possible - the last two minutes of a game.
Missouri looked like they were going to be upset by Marquette, who miraculously got Dominic James back for Sunday's game. Marquette even had the lead with under a minute to go. But a few bad plays cost them.
Lastly, I think it's worth noting that Arizona, who most people said didn't even belong in the Tournament (including me), easily took care of Cleveland St. and are now in the Sweet 16.
Hey, just survive and advance, man. Survive and advance.