Saturday night, the most unlikely Final 4 in NCAA Tournament history will tip off when Horizon League champion Butler, an 8 seed, faces Colonial Athletic Association runner-up Virginia Commonwealth, an 11 seed.
Surely no one could have had a Butler, VCU, Connecticut, Kentucky Final 4…right? Wrong. In fact, someone predicted just that on ESPN. Allow me to introduce you to the most genius idiot in the history of sports prognosticating.
Sunday afternoon, the second day of Elite 8 games will tip off with #1 seed Kansas against #11 seed VCU. The Jayhawks were sensational in the Sweet 16, but you underestimate the Rams and coach Shaka Smart at your own risk.
Butler has bona fide March stars and is the defending national runner-up. The Bulldogs are not a Cinderella story. But Shaka Smart and VCU? Now there is a Cinderella story.