In a season defined by chaos, it should come as no surprise that we found ourselves surprised -- again -- on Friday afternoon. Upsets? We saw them coming, sure. In fact, if our model had legs, it would take a victory lap after six of its eight most likely upsets came through.
But the seventh Giant Killing? That was Michigan State. Entering the tourney, Sparty felt like a soft binky in a sea of screaming preschoolers, maybe the only top team to inspire true confidence in a down year. So, of course Middle Tennessee led wire-to-wire. In the wake of that upset and Friday’s additional carnage, all eight games on Sunday are true GK matchups. That’s extraordinary.