Once defending champs Villanova and one of this year's favorites Duke both got eliminated in the 2nd round, my NCAA Tournament bracket was completely blown up (I had both making it to the Final Four).

Now that the science behind my picks is gone, it's time for pure emotion to drive my rooting, so I'll focus on the Baylor Bears in Waco.

It's no secret, I'm a Longhorns fan first, since I married a Texas grad & now have a daughter who also has her degree at UT-Austin.  Since the 'Horns didn't even get an invitation, I'll shift my Sweet 16 loyalty to another Big 12 Texas team.

Baylor, seeded No. 3 and now in the Sweet 16, will face South Carolina this Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The game will be aired on TBS at 6:29 p.m Central Time.

 

After all, ANYbody but Kansas, right?!?!