We’re ready for more Pittsnogle

Mar 29, 2005 10:16 AM

After unparallel "Pittsnogle" in the Elite Eight, this epic NCAA tourney is down to four.

Throw a blanket over the bunch. The updated odds clearly show that each region survivor is capable of going all the way.

As for all of last week’s action, we were right except for Oklahoma State — and the Cowboys came within a bucket of beating Arizona. We won with Villanova, Kentucky and Illinois in the Round of 16.

The overall postseason record is 8-4, but that means nothing. What counts is coming up on the right side this Saturday.

As Dickie V said at an octave level that nearly blew out my surround sound, if you can’t get excited about college basketball from the latest results, there’s no hope.

Calm down Dick, we’re juiced. Oops, sorry Barry.

Louisville +2½ vs Illinois: The clash of the comeback kids. It’s been a wonderful run for Bruce Weber and the Fighting Illini, who could crack 40 wins. But this tournament I believe comes down to coaching and halftime adjustments. Edge Rick Pitino. LOUISVILLE.

Michigan St +5 vs UNC: The line immediately dropped from 6½, showing the public confidence in the underdog Spartans. All the pressure is on the Tar Heels and Roy Williams, the Phil Mickelson of college hoop coaches. Phil got the monkey off his back last year. We don’t see Roy doing the same. Izzo and points a deadly combo. MICH ST.

In the championship game, I see Louisville cutting down the nets against either Michigan State or UNC. Thanks to West Virginia for adding a word to the basketball vocabulary.