Official March Madness Day 1 Thread

Given the Aggies’ exaggerated ineptitude on the hardwood, I’m officially throwing my support behind UTEP this year. Besides, Billy Gillispie (the UTEP coach who has taken them from 6-24 to 24-7 in a year) looks to be the new Aggie coach as soon as they’re eliminated.

The Miners are giving the ACC champ Terps all they can handle right now.

UPDATE: Maryland wins 86-83 after a couple of iffy foul calls in the last two minutes. Quite a performance by UTEP. Probably good enough to lock up the A&M job for Gillispie if he wants it, and the first round loss prevents his stock from rising so high that A&M doesn’t have a shot. I’ll call it a moral victory and go find someone else to root for.