Good News From the NCAA

Not, God knows, my brackets. (About which more in a minute.)

Yesterday, South Dakota State University’s women’s team won its first-ever NCAA game. Jennifer Warkenthien had a double-double, with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

She’s the player I wrote about earlier — the one who lost her mother at an early age, lost her father this year, and has basically been adopted by the entire state. Apparently she also has a terrific inside game.

On the painful subject of my brackets, well, let’s just say I basically went 0-for-Minneapolis (site of many regional games). One competition in which I am entered gamely told me this morning that I was in the “top 100 percent.” Ouch.