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NCAA Tournament Day One Open Thread

To me, these next two days are two of the very best of the year.  I love the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.  I like it better than any other rounds.  This is when miracles happen.

I know many of you feel the same - hence this FanPost so those who are around can discuss what happens today.

In honor of the NCAA Tournament, here are the 23 Dolphins whose colleges are in the tournament:

Tennessee - Jason Allen, Chris Brown, David Martin, Gibril Wilson
Maryland - Joey Haynos, William Kershaw, Randy Starks
BYU - John Beck, John Denney
Michigan - Chad Henne, Jake Long
Texas - Ricky Williams, Rod Wright
Arizona - Lionel Dotson
Clemson - Phillip Merling
Michigan St. - Brandon Fields
Ohio St. - Ted Ginn
Pitt - Lousaka Polite
Purdue - Akin Ayodele
Syracuse - Will Allen
UConn - Donald Thomas
Utah - Paul Soliai
Utah St. - Shawn Murphy

So which Dolphin do you think will have bragging rights when all is said and done?  My money is on Lousaka Polite (aka the "Lousaka Monster") - Pitt is my pick for national champion.  I also think that Shawn Murphy will have "upset bragging rights" after his Utah St. team takes out Marquette - that is, if Marquette is having an off day from the field.

I'll leave you with this - my favorite NCAA moment.  Princeton (13th seed) upsetting UCLA (4th seed and defending national champs) in the first round of the 1996 tournament.  You'll never see a more fundamentally sound basketball team than Pete Carril's Princeton teams.  Enjoy the video and the days events!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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