Vanderbilt Reminded Us Why The NCAA Tournament Is So Unpredictable, In The Most Underwhelming Way Possible
Annnnd that's why they call it March Madness folks! Well - in fairness - I don't think a lackadaisical intentional foul that gave the trailing team a free opportunity to take the lead on their final possession was the "one shining moment" the people who came up with that moniker had in mind. Generally, we are reminded of the unpredictability of college basketball by seeing just enough jaw dropping buzzer beaters and unlikely comebacks to make watching the overabundance of panic induced turnovers totally worth it.
Still, if the spirit of the first extended weekend of the NCAA tournament is young kids being situationally blinded by the brightness of the stage that they are on then Matthew Fisher-Davis' out-of-body idiocy falls right in line with what makes this time of year so great. Granted, this particular instance undoubtedly elicited more WTF's than OMG's and was responsible for more confusion than jubilation, but it still showed that impossible is literally nothing - no matter nonsensical - when a trip to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line. Sucks that a bench player that put up 22 points and had a hell of game otherwise had to be the first person to call our attention to that fact in such embarrassing, underwhelming fashion, but someone was inevitably going to end up standing at center court with their hands on their knees wondering what the fuck happened. It might as well have been someone that has such an impeccable way with words...