After my bracket busted on day one, the excitement of the tournament quickly began to wane. Like every year, hope springs eternal, and then quickly washes away with the spring showers. In 2019, it’s all about chalk! The top 3 seeds in each region advanced for the first time since 2009, second time since the field expanded to 64 in 1985, in addition to half the 4’s, which spelled doom for my Cinderella rich sweet 16. The big 10 has shined, winning 7 games in the first round tying a NCAA record that could have been broken had Wisconsin defeated red hot 12 Oregon, the lowest seed advancing to the round of 16. Not one mid major will make it to the second weekend, for the first time in my memory. Gonzaga not counting of course, having long evolved from mid major March Madness pioneer to Duke west. The most impressive thing I saw all weekend on CBS was this hair hat.