In a year without Cinderella stories, Texas Tech did the best job of fitting into the glass slipper. You can’t call them classic underdogs because they were ranked in the top seven in the nation before they lost their final game, and they made the Elite Eight last year …

But they just ran off three consecutive victories against teams ranked 4, 5 and 8 in the country.

So there’s that!

I love these guys, and not just because my only nephew went there. Tremendous D! They held Michigan State to 31% shooting.