Heard in Phoenix: "Looks like the Big East will win both tournaments this year."
Yes, that was an observation by a Notre Dame fan, who pointed out that the Irish love the Big Apple and would win in New York to get a sweep for the Big East.
We have to use a Lee Corso "Not so fast" here, to bring some perspective to that guy's Irish dream.
First off, the Big East may very well win the Big Dance. I happen to like UConn. But so might the Big Ten and the ACC at this point.
And moving to the NIT, the Big Ten is very much alive in New York, too, as a talented group of Nittany Lions stay focused.
The guy in Phoenix was reminded about the Lions. And now, with Michigan State's huge upset yesterday, the Big Ten could make a sweep which is very cool.
I'll make a PSU-ND prediction in tomorrow's midday report.