With the first weekend of the 2013 NCAA tournament in the rear view, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the key moments thus far. With every flash of brilliance, historic upset, last minute shot, and heart stopping performance, there is always another side to it.
Here’s what we noticed during the weekends biggest moments.
Harvard upsets number #3 seed New Mexico to win their first NCAA Tournament game.
Head coach of New Mexico, Steve Alford, spent his time preparing for Harvard by signing a contract extension for roughly two million a season for the next ten years. Harvard spent their time developing two million algorithms for success against Alford’s Lobos.
Advice: Maybe next time, Alford should take a team filled with future CEO’s, Politicians, Lawyers, and President’s more seriously.
Wichita State upsets #1 Gonzaga.
Gonzaga’s time as a #1 and hope for a run at a national title sank with each one of the seven straight 3-point field goals the Shockers made in the second half.
Advice: Lose more during the regular season so your expectations for a small school out of Washington are just that, small. It was a lot more fun and less disappointing when you were the Cinderella.
La Salle beats Ole Miss on last second layup.
Marshall Henderson’s head was about to explode when his 15 minutes of fame came to an end from the bench.
Advice: Play better defense and you would have been on the court for a last second miracle.
FloridaGulf Coast becomes first #15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16.
Head coach Andy Enfield’s wife, Amanda Marcum, was excited for her husband’s win but she might not be faulted if she was as excited about the possible stardom right around the corner.
Advice: Look your best and CBS cameras will without a doubt be focused on you for the majority of the Eagles third round match-up against Florida. Hopefully she’s a fan of Survivor or The Amazing Race, because CBS will be calling soon.
Kansas dominates second half to out North Carolina for second year in a row.
Roy Williams must be petrified to play a team he led to four Final Fours. After a great firsthalf of basketball in this year’s tournament against the Jayhawks, the Tar Heels decided to not bother showing up for the second half.
Advice: You can’t escape Karma Roy. Take a lesson from LeBron and beat the team you betrayed.