WHAT AN EVENING !! After the drudgery of the first set of games last night, the finales proved to be gems. Indiana overcame a big half-time deficit to stun Alabama; Butler spurted out to a big lead over dark horse Final Four contender Mississippi State, then saw the lead see-saw back and forth until finally winning the game on a shot with six seconds to play; Maryland, seconds away from having its title reign end prematurely due to the perfect three-point shooting of John Goldsberry, beat NC-Wilmington on a buzzer-beating shot by Drew Nicholas. The only rout took place in Tampa, where Florida enjoyed the home crowd edge in blowing out Sam Houston St, ending a three-game losing streak.
An outsider look at college sports