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Rating the 8 must-watch Sweet 16 games
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to another session of Bracket Briefing, our attempt to provide you with essential information on the Big Dance — highlighting the Florida Gulf Coasts and Harvards of the college basketball world, and forecasting the Ali Farokhmanesh and Steph Curry moments before they happen.
Teams in the field: 16
Soundtrack: Before you read any further, take a listen to this morning’s jam of the day.
Show me the money: If fans think winning their bracket pool is stressful, try coaching in a game knowing a win could be worth $60,000 in an incentive bonus outlined in your contract. USA TODAY Sports‘ Steve Berkowitz breaks down each Sweet 16 coach’s salary in a must-read enterprise piece. See how much Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall earned with a Sweet 16-advancing win over Gonzaga and find out how much Arizona coach Sean Miller could pull in with a win against Ohio State to advance to the Elite Eight.
Almost famous: “Oprah hasn’t called yet,” joked Florida Gulf Coast president Wilson Bradshaw about his team’s newfound celebrity status. (Via The News-Press)
8 on deck: An index to help guide you through the madness Thursday and Friday.
For clarity: Games are ranked based on the madness potential. Games are rated based on watchability. So, a three-star game means nothing else in your life matters, including the expense report your boss is demanding at work. Two stars means you should put your cellphone on vibrate and you can watch while folding your laundry. One star means your heart will go on if you miss this. (All times Eastern.)
*** No. 3 Florida vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast | Friday, 9:57 p.m., TBS
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