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NCAA Tournament: Cinderella Mostly Smothered In Sweet 16

Well, it was a good run for the many of the Cinderella teams of the NCAA Tournament, namely Marquette and Richmond. While Butler and the victor of VCU/Florida St. will survive into the Elite Eight, the traditional powers have come back to set things to their rightful position.

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Kansas. North Carolina. Connecticut. Arizona. Florida. These schools are synonymous with success in March Madness, and they are all still vying for the NCAA Tournament crown.

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It wasn't that Cinderella lost; Cinderella was slaughtered. Richmond and Marquette lost by a combined 38 points this evening, and it never was close in either contest. People always think that with a couple of days to prepare, the lower seeds would be able to design new offensive schemes to break down the higher seed, but it goes both ways -- coaches have time to dissect game tape and design a game plan to decimate a less-talented team.

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That's what happened to our dear Cinderellas. Thank you for your memories, but the time for talent and depth to shine through has come.