If you are among the legions of college basketball fans that roots against Duke and rejoices when the Blue Devils bow out early in the NCAA men's tournament, this doesn't look as if it's going to be your kind of year.

Duke has the look of a Final Four team and quite honestly looks to be on a collision course with Kentucky in what would be a fantastic title game. Twenty-four years after Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater stunned the Wildcats in an region final before the Final Four in Minneapolis, and with Laettner back in the news for a recent documentary, it would be a fitting matchup.

aMUSEMENT The Badgers' Nigel Hayes used a bunch of strange words in a postgame news conference to playfully mess with the stenographer.

nEW rULE I have a new NCAA tourney rule that I should have adopted years ago: Regardless of seed, pick Michigan State to reach at least the Elite 8.