Thanks for doing this for all the small schools that never had a chance. God bless from Tom, Sara, Tommy, Lauren, Sydney and William. - Thomas Antonucci
TMM journalism successfully transcended the contest and made college hoops about the total experience. Let us all go with Bally and reflect on these halcyon days. - Craig Caswell
Let's grab some Casey's pizza, a guaco, and a tall glass of horchata (not BLAPP) and settle in for one last great season. Thanks to Kyle and the TMM community for changing the way I watch college basketball (and having a lot of fun in the process). - Mike Pettinato
Last night, Butler overcame a $5 million gap in men's basketball budgets and eliminated Syracuse. Seriously, why spend all that extra money if it's not going to help you win? Tonight here in Houston, Saint Mary's will go up against another BCS school, attempting to keep its beautiful game going for at least two more days and one more round. Baylor has big football bucks, a home-state advantage, but do they have this?
THINK NOT! This latest entry into the growing genre of mid-major SMAC RAP, "It's All About the G," was cut by the Prince of the Coast, Mistah F.A.B. (Yes, we know the direct reference. We saw the movie.) Album cover NSFW if you W in the Bible Belt, and he's on Twitter, too. Note the sweet Saint Mary's name-checks at the end, and get pumped up for tonight's games!
�  Saint Mary's vs.  Baylor - 7:27 pm South Region - Houston, TX AthleticSMC: $10,917,912 BAY: $44,151,764 ($34m diff/23% of BAY's) Men's BasketballSMC: $1,563,065 BAY: $3,356,126 ($2m diff/33% of BAY's)
�  Northern Iowa vs.  Michigan State - 9:37 pm Midwest Region - St. Louis, MO AthleticUNI: $14,180,945 MSU: $62,397,816 ($48m diff/23% of MSU's) Men's BasketballUNI: $1,543,869 MSU: $6,872,700 ($5m diff/17% of MSU's)