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Notre Dame guard Joey Brooks, left, and Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins in the locker room after Sunday's game.

Da Tournament so far

Well, that was unlovely.

And also, that.

Purdue gets blown off the floor by a play-in mid-major team. Notre Dame, the second-best team in the Mightiest Conference In The Land, gets dusted by a middling team from what was a middling conference this year -- thus extending Mike Brey's record for clumsy-footed pratfalls in the Dance.

Conclusion: These two schools will literally go to any lengths to avoid playing each other.

Further conclusion: The Mightiest Conference In The Land is a giant overinflated party balloon. Just stick it with a pin called March and listen to the hisssss.

Eleven Big East teams in, two remaining after four days. When will we learn to ignore the hype?

Ben Smith's blog.