Just as expected, the first weekend of the NCAA tournament provided plenty of excitement, drama and entertainment. Cinderellas emerged. Brackets were busted (thank you very much, Florida Gulf Coast). Of course, that gave us plenty to talk about during the week until we finally get back to the road to the national championship, and our experts were more than happy to answer your questions on the NCAA tournament. For all of our other chats, check out our chat archive page.

Jim (Miami)

So far, how does this tournament rank compared to the last few years? I can't remember the last time I enjoyed the tournament this much.

Dick Vitale, college basketball analyst
Dick Vitale

Every tournament, when you look back, will have their special moments. This one has incredible moments. Wichita State beating Gonzaga. FGCU making the Sweet 16. But then you still have some of the power players in there. The Big Ten has 4 teams in the Sweet 16. Duke is there. I always think March Madness is the greatest three weeks of sports. The thrills. Full transcript

Jon (Chicago)

Which is the last college basketball team that you can remember who played as exciting a brand of basketball as FGCU? They are the Clippers of college basketball ... DUNK CITY!

Michael Wilbon, Pardon the Interruption co-host
Michael Wilbon

Well, lots of 'em actually. The UNLV teams of Johnson/Augmon/Anthony. ... The Loyola Marymount teams of the late 1980s with Hank G. and Bo Kimble. ... The Duke teams of Laettner/Hill/Hurley, the Phil Slamma Jamma teams of Drexler/Young/Olajuwon. ... I'm sure there are others I'm not naming. Let's not act like FGCU invented up-and-down basketball just because they did it yesterday, literally. They're really nice to watch, FGCU, but it ain't groundbreaking. Full transcript

Joe (PA)

With La Salle's run, do you think they will attract more recruits and keep improving, or is this a one-time deal?

Joe Lunardi, Bracketology expert
Joe Lunardi

La Salle should and will remain an A10 contender so long as Dr. John stays put (and I have no information that he won't). Full transcript

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