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Bark twice for the Orange if you want a one seed


Scared Jonathan XIII wants to be a No. 1 seed. Please don't upset a petrified dog.

Well, we all saw this coming.

Even though both Michigan State and North Carolina lost Saturday, Memphis beat Tulsa to win the Conference USA title and is now being projected onto the top line in place of UConn.

Yup, that's right. Tulsa plays D-I basketball. And despite having an 0-6 record against top-25 teams and the 106th-best SOS, it was good enough to earn the two seed in C-USA and make it to the the tournament championship, where it proceeded to score fewer points than a girls high school basketball team.

But apparently a win in the championship game of a conference with just one win in 32 tries against top-25 teams was enough to push the Tigers past the mighty Huskies.


Now there's only one last shot: tonight's Big East Championship final between Louisville and Syracuse.

In less than 24 hours, the Cards have gone from a borderline No. 1 to the top seed in the entire bracket. But if they lose tonight, there's a good chance the Huskies leap back into the one-seed mix. It would only make sense: Pitt's wins over UConn put the Panthers ahead of us, so UConn's convincing win over Louisville should put the Huskies on the top line if the Cards can't come out on top tonight.

That's the way it should work, at least. Then again, Memphis is being considered for the top line, so who knows.

But you probably should be rooting for Syracuse anyway. They've played about four games the past three days, and it's hard not to be impressed by that.

So everyone, put your hatred of Syracuse aside for the night and root for the Orange tonight. Just don't enjoy doing it.

UPDATE: But never Devo. My, how I hate him.