Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
At least in the athletic realm, Ohio State is often introduced by its graduates as “The Ohio State University,” with a pretentious-sounding emphasis on “the.”
Ohio State belongs to Dayton.
The one thing lacking in recent years with the NCAA tournament is identity. When it comes to venues, there’s consistency, but no personality.