The Harvard upset of New Mexico turned what was going to be a fairly tame first day into record-pace madness. In the Bad Coaches Region, a couple of all-time underachievers did not disappoint–by reliably disappointing. Jamie Dixon can’t drop much further on the coach ratings list (check out Ratings+; he’s third from the bottom), but his PASE will get slightly worse. And then there’s Steve Alford. I knew New Mexico was a fraud (reserving judgment on the whole MWC), but the first round? To Harvard? Yikes.
One chic Cinderella pick fell a basket short on a hellavudellavadova comeback. And another one duck-walked to victory over a rattled-looking Oklahoma State. No doubt today will bring more surprises. We’ll know tonight if the first was an aberration, of we truly are on the path to record madness.