And the award goes to....
~for biggest letdown from the overall favorite: Big East (narrowly edging Kansas).
~for best game of the day: Vanderbilt-Murray St.
~for the second best game of the day: BYU-Florida 2OT.
~for sleeping through 37 Minutes of Round 1's game despite not winning an NCAA Tournament game for 60 years: Baylor.
~for coach that needs to be fired first: Rick Barnes, Texas.
~for most dangerous double-digit seed: St. Mary's.
~for least competitive team aside from 15 & 16 Seeds: Georgetown.
~for the least impressive win: Villanova.
~for the second least impressive win: New Mexico.
~for the team with the least chance of making the Sweet 16: Wake Forest.
~for most game switches straight into a timeout: Greg Gumble, CBS.
~for the best player of the day: Omar Samhan, St. Mary's.
~for the second best player of the day: Armon Bassett, Ohio.
~for coolest player of the first day: Gilberto "Goggs" Clavell, Sam Houston St.
~for the 2nd coolest player of the first day: Brian "Big Country" Qvale, Montana.
~for best player (and play) that went unnoticed: Quincy Pondexter, Washington.
~for best player who cared the least: Ekpe Udoh, Baylor.
~for the best name: Dave "Buttburger", Lehigh.
~for anyone named Rob's favorite player: Rob Robinson, Robert Morris.
~for best shot not to go in: Carleton Scott, Notre Dame- 3 pointer to tie just before the buzzer.
~for the loneliest seed: 12 (10, 11, 13, 14 all advanced).
~for my best pick: Murray St.
~for my worst pick: Not including Old Dominion over Notre Dame on my upsets list.
~for second round upset The Dirkness can dig: Washington over New Mexico.
~for tomorrow's best game: Clemson-Missouri- both teams press.
~for tomorrow's second best game: Temple-Cornell- lots of talk surrounding the Big Red.
~for the odds that tomorrow's games are as good as today's: Very little. Today was one of the all-time best NCAA Tournament days I can remember. Here's to hoping you were able to enjoy and that tomorrow is just as swell.