The Counselor is IN:
The Missouri Valley's Northern Iowa finally broke their two decade old drought by moving past the first round in the Big Dance on Thursday. The reward for their hard work was to play the overall number 1 team in the Tournament on Saturday. They did not stand a chance to advance to the Sweet 16 against the Kansas Jayhawks or did they?
Northern Iowa came out and dominated most of the game with their top ranked defense. Kansas fought their way back into the game with a couple of minutes left. The juggernaut Jayhawks were pressing the Northern Iowa Panthers and were within striking distance to win the game and were only 1 point down. Then Ali Farokhmanesh hit a 3 pointer with 34 seconds left and around 30 seconds left on the shot clock to seal the victory. He took a shot that most coaches would be upset about but it paid off.
The unthinkable happen. None of the experts would even consider this possibility. In fact, ESPN radio was debating even if Kentucky had a chance against Kansas in the finals if Kentucky made it. I guess they missed the memo that the Panthers were going to show up.
The Counselor is OUT: