Friday Five: Of busted brackets, Kansas coaches and eating elephants

Unless you’re a Wichita State fan, it’s hard not to root for Cal Poly today to make history by becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Much of the appeal of March Madness, after all, is the possibility of the underdog winning, and the Mustangs represent about the ultimate version of that.

Wiggins brothers meet and KU and K-State share a locker room in St. Louis

There's plenty of familiarity in the Scottrade Center locker rooms this week in St. Louis. Between the Kansas and Wichita State practices, two of the Wiggins brothers, freshman Andrew of KU and senior Nick of the Shockers, met in the Shockers’ room. Oh, and KU and K-State were assigned the same locker room. The Jayhawks get it for the first session; the Wildcats, the second.

Eastern Kentucky’s Eric Stutz lets his hair and love flow

Eastern Kentucky junior forward Eric Stutz is more than just the only big body in the Colonels’ starting lineup. He may also be the most colorful character in the NCAA Tournament. Stutz showed up to Eastern Kentucky’s news conference wearing a rainbow “peace and love” headband around his long, flowing hair.

Notes, video from Kansas State's practice day in St. Louis

Kansas State has practiced and fulfilled its media obligations for the day and the Wildcats are currently shooting in front fans at the Scottrade Center. Will Spradling, by the way, looks right at home. He is making everything. Anyway, here are a few tidbits that Bruce Weber and players shared with media today:

Patience paid off for Stephen F. Austin’s Brad Underwood

He has received countless job offers through the years, but after he gave up the position of head coach at Daytona Beach Community College to join K-State’s staff under Bob Huggins in 2006, he got picky. As the Wildcats blossomed into a NCAA Tournament team, and he was promoted to associate head coach under Frank Martin, he only wanted to leave for the right kind of job.