Marcus Somerville’s 5 three pointers (21 points overall) for 13th seed Bradley condemned Kansas to their 2nd consecutive NCAA tournament first-round exit, 77-73 in Auburn Hills. A late February loss to Texas aside, the Jayhawks were arguably the hottest team in the nation ; their relative youth aside, this was still the biggest surprise of the week by far. And I’m not just saying that because my own bracket is now totally shot to fucking hell.
The News & Observer’s Luciana Chavez reports that JJ Redick was unavailable for the postgame press conference following Duke’s win over Southern on Thursday, as he was submitting to a mandatory drug test. Players are chosen randomly and as there’s little evidence Redick harbors any jealousy towards Mark McGwire or Jose Theodore, we can fully expect he’ll be on the court for Duke’s second round meeting with George Washington in less than an hour’s time.