Gary DeCesare followed his heart when he filled out his NCAA March Madness bracket sheet.
The St. Rita basketball coach has Louisville and Northwestern advancing to the Final Four of the men's basketball tournament.
DeCesare has a vested interest in those picks.
St. Rita graduates Tony Hicks (2012) and Vic Law (2014) are players on those teams. Law plays for Northwestern (23-11), which plays Vanderbilt (19-15) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and Hicks is with Louisville (24-8), which plays Jacksonville State (20-14) at 1:45 p.m. Friday.