Milwaukee Bucks fans eyes lit up when they drafted Sindarius Thornwell, the electric defender and scorer, from South Carolina. Excited eyes turned to fury as Los Angeles Clippers were buying out the pick. Fear not, Bucks did a deal with Philadelphia to acquire Sterling Brown,
Wisconsin Badgers knew their opponent after Saturday night with Florida Gators who are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. They didn’t know what the other half of the region would look like. Many thought Duke Blue Devils would be there and
Marquette Golden Eagles entered the tournament for the first time since 2013. Standing at a crowded bar with the sound piped in, I felt a special sort of excitement. There isn’t a better feeling. South Carolina seemed like a formidable opponent, but they were beatable.