CSU is finding out why seedings are important in the NCAA Tournament. The Rams reward for thumping Missouri is a date with … overall No. 1 seed Louisville.
But the Rams have a chance at a massive upset. Center Colton Iverson can tangle with anyone in college basketball. Coach Larry Eustachy looks as if he might explode on the sideline, but he’s an expert at pushing his teams to the outer limits of their skills and he knows all about the pressures and rewards of the Tournament. Eustachy and Iverson will not be intimidated.
I know Louisville has won 11 straight games. And I know coach Rick Pitino is a borderline basketball genius.
But still …
I believe the Rams have a strong chance. I like this team.
And if you’re doubtful about my optimism, I’d ask you to take a look at New Mexico’s Lobos, who were a popular selection to ride all the way to the Final Four.
The Lobos lost, as you most likely know, to Harvard in the first round. That’s what is most fun about the NCAA Tournament – huge surprises.
The surprises are not over. CSU could deliver another one Saturday.