I haven't gotten too excited this year about the tournament; when WVU was left out, a bit of my interest left also. And this is the first year that Taylor is not around to share the experience with. But, this morning at 11:15 - 15 minutes prior to tipoff of the first game - I filled out my bracket with no real conscious consideration of records, conferences, coaches, or other factors. For what it's worth, here is my final four:
Southern Illinois, Ohio State, Georgetown, and Florida, with Florida repeating over Ohio State in the finals.
Happy birthday, Mom. I love you.