Mar 23, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT
This tournament has not been kind to the bluebloods.
Duke kicked off Friday’s action by getting upset by Mercer. Kansas did the same on Sunday, falling to Stanford just hours before North Carolina lost to Georges Niang-less Iowa State.
Three of the nation’s most well-known programs, three of the country’s best head coaches, three of the most talented rosters in the tournament. All three are heading home before the NCAA tournament’s first weekend comes to close.
And if that sounds like that’s something that doesn’t happen all that often, you’re right:
Duke, North Carolina & Kansas all fail to make the Sweet 16 – 1st time since 1979 that at least one of them hasn’t made 2nd week.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2014
And that doesn’t even take into account the fact that Syracuse got bounced by Dayton last night.
The good news?
The two bluebloods from Kentucky are still left in the dance, and they will square off next Friday.
That will be fun, won’t it?
- Academic issues expected to sideline St. John’s point guard for fall semester, maybe longer 5
- North Carolina announces receipt of Notice of Allegations from NCAA 2
- LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons 1
- Looking Forward: Catching up on the American’s offseason 1
- Five-star center Caleb Swanigan has committed to Purdue 8
- Friday’s most important rule changes only matter if refs actually enforce them 2
- Looking Forward: Catching up on the SEC’s offseason 1
- Sports book lists Maryland as early favorite to win national title (9)
- Five-star center Caleb Swanigan has committed to Purdue (8)
- John Calipari is selling his program when he says national title isn’t a goal (5)
- Frank Kaminsky writes a farewell letter to Wisconsin fans (5)
- Academic issues expected to sideline St. John’s point guard for fall semester, maybe longer (5)