President Barack Obama had already stated his NCAA bracket was ‘busted,’ but Indiana’s loss Thursday night really did him in.
If you’re one of the college basketball fans who can’t wait for the Big East breakup to be final, hang on. You’ll have to wait for the Final Four.
Here’s your cheat sheet to read up on before the start of the Sweet Sixteen Thursday night. It’s kind of like a compilation of statistics and general background on teams and key players so you can rattle off some impressive knowledge to your friends at the bar.
The opening rounds of the tournament cater to the shock and awe aspect of March Madness. But as the underdogs begin to fade, and the remaining sixteen teams appear, it’s a surprisingly familiar crowd of faces.
Terps fans remember Drew Nicholas as the player who carried Maryland through an identity crisis during the down year following the school’s sole National Championship in basketball, and as the point guard who hit that impossible buzzer beater to keep them alive in the NCAA tournament the same year. Can you believe it’s been 10 years? He can’t either.
Florida Gulf Coast has cemented itself as the Cinderella story of this year’s tournament, but the nation’s love affair with Dunk City will be tested this Friday as their match-up with Florida goes head-to-head against a match-up of tradition powerhouses in Duke-Michigan State. Which game are you watching?
The NCAA tournament’s first Sunday has earned its highest television rating in 20 years. The networks say that’s up 19 percent from 2012.
Cheerleaders from the college hoops tournament.
Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke beat Albany 73-61 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.