March Madness: The Blown Up Bracket

By: Daanan Hall
It’s that time of year again. What is argueably the most anticipated sports tournament started this past week.That’s right, March Madness. The tournament started out with 64 teams, and has done anything but follow it’s expected course. With a wide variety of teams, some guaranteed a spot from their first game of the regular season, and others sliding in at the very end, the tournament has displayed a wide variety of skill levels and outcomes.

Now, only a week into the tournament, only eight teams remain. Getting to this point brought about many surprises. The first couple of rounds saw some of the greatest upsets in tournament history. Some sports analysers have already deemed it the most memorable NCAA division one tournament of all time.

There are still, however, teams that have displayed consistent greatness all year that will be favorites in every game they play. The first round of the “Madness” (Southwest region) had some unmatched teams pinned against each other. A prime example: the unlikely Boston University against the the number one seed, Kansas. The final score was 72-53 for Kansas. Kansas, a team that made the Elite Eight, continues to be one of the favorites to win it all.

The next round was narrowed down to eight teams in each region. There were a number of under-ranked teams expected to be eliminated, but to the surprise of many, the underdogs came out on top for an overwhelming amount of the games. Number 10 ranked Florida State came out with a win against number two ranked Notre Dame.

On Friday, March 24, the tournament will be down to the final four teams. This year’s March Madness continues to be an interesting tournament. As highly capable teams square up against Cinderella Stories, only time will tell what school gets its name inscribed in history. I look forward to seeing the results of this years “Madness”.


Posted on March 28, 2011, in Top Stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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