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Now it's time for the big dogs to take over the NCAA tournament.
This year's Big East championship will have a slight midwestern accent and a touch of a southern twang.
As the horn roared, the basketball bounced harmlessly off the back of the rim, Georgetown supporters in courtside seats and bespoke suits groaned and the hand-written "Simsanity" sign high in the stands at Madison Square Garden disappeared.
Late Monday night, the seconds melted away at Verizon Center quicker than the fitful bursts of snow that overtook the city earlier in the day.
Suspended Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates apologized to everyone, from his family to his entire hometown, for throwing punches that left much more than just a bloody gash below the eye of a Xavier player.
Yes, it really was this season that Villanova was rolling and thinking about a Big East title. The Wildcats hit No. 5 in the poll. They were 16-1. They knocked off tournament-bound teams.
Spend five minutes in the Cincinnati Bearcats’ locker room and you can easily forget their 48-point loss in the Big East tournament and easily remember that this team won its first 15 games this season. That was the team that showed up at Verizon Center on Thursday night, as sixth-seeded Cincinnati rolled over 11th-seeded Missouri 78-63 to set up a date with conference rival UConn on Saturday.
To those of us who have been predicting the outcome of NCAA tournaments since before there was a 3-point line or 35-second shot clock, the great news of the 2011 edition of March Madness was that there are three more games to get right.