Finally, a Cinderella story to make this year’s March Madness a little more compelling. Thanks, Toreros!
#14 San Diego was able to upend #3 UConn in a 70-69 OT thriller on Friday, giving Huskies coach Jim Calhoun his first-ever first round loss in 15 appearances - and no dobut causing Pepto-Bismol markups at the Storrs Walgreen’s.
True, Western Kentucky dramatically defeated Drake (too bad Gus Johnson wasn’t calling the game), and Davidson dumped Gonzaga in the day’s other lower-seed upsets so far. But those were mid-majors beating other mid-majors; USD KO’ed a BCS school.
Best of all, this now sets up a 2nd-round match-up between the Toreros and the Hilltoppers of WKU, meaning they’ll be at least one surprising squad in the Sweet Sixteen. At last, a little guy to grab the nation’s interest.