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Basketball gods repay fans on Friday

Originally Published: March 16, 2012
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

Maybe we should have seen it coming. Maybe we should have known.

Maybe a pair of No. 2 seeds whose offense so outstripped their defense should have alerted us to their upset potential. Maybe we should have projected these matchups to their most illogical, vulnerable conclusions. Maybe we should have seen Thursday's lone dramatic near-upset -- when UNC Asheville, but for a late collapse and some truly questionable officiating, almost took down Syracuse -- as a sign that the Madness we so ...

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