How's this for some March Madness: The 2011 Final Four is now without a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, with the VCU Rams taking on and beating the Kansas Jayhawks to sew up a berth in the 2011 NCAA Tournament's penultimate round. The third 11-seed ever to reach the Final Four, they got out to a hot start thanks to a run of outstanding three point shooting and the Jayhawks could never quite come back, although with 13 minutes left in the second half they came within three. Jamie Skeen and Brandon Rozzell, who each hit four three-pointers, were the only Rams in double figures. Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris were the focal points for the Jayhawks' offense, combining for 33 points, 28 rebounds, and four steals. With the Butler Bulldogs opposite them in the Final Four bracket, one thing is certain—whomever manages to get into the other spot of the National Championship game is going to be rooted against mercilessly in the title game.
As of today we know that'll be Kemba Walker and the UConn Huskies or the Kentucky Wildcats—who, and three and four seeds, would themselves be the upset special in a more rational universe. Hard luck for them, but I'm sure they'll take it.