After the South, West and Midwest brackets were announced Sunday night, none of our three area tournament teams had had their name called on the CBS Selection Show.
Naturally, Villanova, St. Joe's and Delaware are all in the same region. And Villanova and St. Joe's are in the same building.
No. 10 St. Joe's will be in Buffalo, N.Y., taking on No. 7 UConn at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday. Immediately thereafter, No. 2 Villanova gets No. 15 Milwaukee. In the event the Hawks and Wildcats both win Thursday, we'll have a NCAA tournament edition of the Holy War on Saturday.
Watching the selection show from his team's hotel in Brooklyn, Phil Martelli was already contemplating travel:
Meanwhile, Delaware will be heading out to Spokane, Wash. They tip with No. 4 Michigan State on Thursday at 4:40 p.m. Take it away head coach Monte Ross:
“They defend you from the time you get off the bus,” Ross said of the mighty Spartans, one of the country’s premier basketball programs.
But then he paused for a moment, turned to the crowd, and confidently declared: “But we score from the time we get off the bus.”
In case you missed it, Phil Martelli's grandson was the real winner Sunday:
CHESTER, Pa. -- With little to gain in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Union went into Sunday’s match looking for a spark.
Instead, they found more of the same.
Bradley Wright-Phillips continued his scoring dominance over MLS, as the Red Bulls easily dispatched the lifeless Union, 2-0, in the regular season finale at Talen Energy Stadium.
The Union, who have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2011, enter the postseason riding a seven-game winless run and three-game losing streak. They will face Toronto FC in a one-game playoff at BMO Field on Wednesday or Thursday.
The Red Bulls clinched a first-round BYE and the No. 1 seed in the East.
With the playoffs practically clinched heading into the match, Union manager Jim Curtin selected to start Roland Alberg for Tranquillo Barnetta, Fabian Herbers for C.J. Sapong and Eric Ayuk for Chris Pontius.
But the fresh legs wouldn’t help the Union, as Wright-Phillips notched his 24th goal of the season in the 26th minute. Aurelien Collin split the Union defense with a brilliant pass that broke the MLS leading scorer on a breakaway. Chipping the ball over an aggressive Andre Blake, Wright-Phillips followed up the volley for the 1-0 Red Bulls lead.
Alex Muyl doubled the Red Bulls’ lead in the 57th minute.
Though he didn’t need the scoring effort on Sunday, for the second time in three seasons, Wright-Phillips won the MLS Golden Boot for the most goals, edging out New York City FC’s David Villa. Luis Robles earned the five-save shutout.
While Carson Wentz may not have got a failing grade for his play on the field against the Vikings on Sunday, he bombed the sartorial decision he made postgame.
Wentz wore a bold blue check sports coat over what looked like an Under Armour v-neck.
The consensus on TV and Twitter may have been that Wentz bombed, there was one big supporter in the locker room.
According to a source, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie actually complimented Wentz on the blazer after the win.
Future Phillie Mike Trout was loving the Eagles win, sung the fight song
Grading the Eagles' 21-10 win over the Vikings