It hasn't been this way in 36 years.  The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is going to be without representation from the great state of...

TEXAS!  We have not been shutout since 1977, and you would think that with all of our great institutions of higher learning, out of 69 team selections, a "lone" (star) Texas sighting would be expected.

How can we possibly go through March Madness without rooting for a "Bear", an "Owl", "Aggie", "Longhorn", or "Red Raider"?  Almost makes you want to cry, huh?

Over in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), our very own Stephen F. Austin (SFA) will tackle Stanford in round one on Tuesday (March 19) night.  They could have enjoyed an "at large" bid to the NCAA tourney if only they could have polished off Northwestern State for the Southland Conference.  A great push at the end fell short, 68-66, and sent  SFA to the NIT.

Listen weekdays on Q107, and streaming on line at, between 12 Noon and 2 p.m., to the Gary Ivins show, where "The Big Nasty" will give his predictions on some of the greatest college basketball to be seen over the next three weeks.

Oh, by the way, SFA vs. Stanford can be heard live on Q107 Tuesday evening.  Tip-off is 10 p.m. local time.

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