Connecticut 85, Stanford 74: The beginning of what would be a long day for Pac-10 schools, with only one narrow win and three one-sided blow-outs. The Cardinal led by four at half-time, and managed to keep the game close for most of the second half, but the Huskies speed and shot-blocking were ultimately too much. Stanford receiving a four-seed was one of the more ridiculous picks by the tournament selection committee, based almost entirely on their play in the Pre-Season NIT and a fluke victory at Arizona in early February. In my opinion, UConn is the class of the South Region.
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