Only about an hour until the Sweet 16 tips off. I plan on being here all night to chat with you guys in the comments. Join me there! I've had fun chatting with you guys thus far, so let's keep it up.
Please note that I previewed these games here.
Finally, if you are here before the games start, feel free to pass along pre-game idiocy. I just turned on ESPN and caught a great one. The ESPN Bottom Line says as a lead story: "(8) Butler hopes to overcome (4) Wisconsin's stingy defense". In raw per-possession numbers, Wisconsin is #2 in offense and #174 in defense. Even if we take Pomeroy's stats, which take into account schedule strength, Wisconsin is still #2 in offense and #59 in defense. Wisconsin's offense is great and will be great tonight - if they lose it's going to be because their defense fails again, particularly behind the arc, where they've been awful this year.
The day television analysts understand the concept of tempo-free stats is the day I can declare victory and quit doing this blog...