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Big Red Machine rolls on

Here's the craziest thing about this Cornell basketball run:

I had to watch the ends of both games online on "March Madness on Demand" because CBS switched away from blowout victories.

By a No. 12 seed. From the Ivy League.

All this is difficult to fathom for a guy who attended the school in an era when basketball games would be scheduled for 6 p.m. in hopes fans on the way to the 8 p.m. hockey game might stop by for a few minutes.

Now Cornell fans are plotting a takeover of the Carrier Dome, which won't be easy with Kentucky's famously rabid fans in the house.

(It will be quite the week in upstate NY for Cornell, which plays in the men's basketball Sweet 16 in Syracuse Thursday and the men's hockey Sweet 16 in Albany Friday.)

Sunday's rout of Wisconsin was such a mismatch I blew off much of the second half to watch Cornell in the women's hockey national championship game against Minnesota-Duluth on CBS College Sports. (Minnesota-Duluth won it in the final minute of triple overtime.)

Strange times. Now I feel stupid having advanced Cornell only to the Sweet 16 in my bracket. Look out, Kentucky. 

Tags: Cornell , CBS

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