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Norfolk State 86, Missouri 84!

7:37 PM, Mar 16, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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The fantastic NCAA upset of #2 Missouri by #15 Norfolk State has big implications:

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1) Mizzou was "inevitable" (picked to win this game by 98.8 percent of ESPN bracket participants). Good precedent for Santorum.

2) Normal Missouri caucus-goers will be demoralized tomorrow. Only true believers will turn out. Good for Santorum.

3) Missouri loss bad for Obama's bracket, suggests vulnerability in the general election.

4) I had Mizzou going all the way. Will be last in TWS pool. Aura of infallibility shattered.

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