A Sports Filled Weekend It Was
The NCAA sets its 68-team field on Sunday for March Madness – a never-ending buffet of basketball.
The fun begins on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, with the First Four – essentially a play-in to the “real” 64-team field. Then the madness commences across the land in earnest on Thursday.
Your top seeds: Defending champ Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga. Your play-in contenders: Providence vs. USC and Kansas State vs. Wake Forest determine berths as No. 11 seeds, Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans and North Carolina Central vs. Cal Davis will set No. 16 seeds.
Northwestern ended a 77-year drought with its first invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Other first-timers include Northern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, North Dakota and Cal Davis. Las Vegas oddsmakers tabbed Kansas as the favorite.
Games will be televised by truTV, TNT, TBS and CBS, so consider this a great opportunity to find out what truTV is and where it may be found on your cable system.
NASCAR: Kyle Busch left his wrecked car, walked over to Joey Logano’s and punched him to trigger a brief brawl on pit road at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two tussled on the ground before Logano’s pit crew jumped in. Busch eventually left the scene with a cut on his forehead. Both were in the top five when contact between the cars occurred going into the last turn. Logano finished fourth, Busch 22nd. Martin Truex Jr. won the Kobalt 400, with Kyle Larson second and Chase Elliott third.
GOLF: Adam Hadwin made par on the 18th hole and Patrick Cantlay made bogey, giving Hadwin the Valspar Championship and his first PGA Tour win on Sunday in Palm Harbor, Florida. Hadwin started the day with a lead of four shots but was even with Cantlay after a double-bogey 6 at the 16th hole.
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman