This NCAA Tournament seems to have some of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history. Let’s start with UMCB making history to be the first 16 seed to win a game in the tournament. They put a shalacking on Virginia and beat them by an incredible 20 points. Is UMCB that good or has parody risen to an all time high in college basketball as a result of the influx of one and dones?
Then there was Buffalo upsetting Arizona and Deandre Ayton, 13 over 5 seed. This was so surprising because most people because with their star power, Arizona seemed like a team that could make a deep run.
Loyola Chicago over Miami, and then over Tennessee. They have been winning these close games winning on a 3 pointer against Miami and winning by 1 in the final seconds against Tennessee. This team seems immune to pressure and could make a deep run. Cinderella anyone?
13 seed Marshall beat Wichita state and a coach from the Missouri Valley conference threw some serious shade at Wichita State. Illinois Coach Dan Muller tweeted,”I guess switching conferences doesn’t magically make things better.” Referring to Wichita’s switch from MVC to the AAC this year.
Butler always has this underdog ranking and Cinderella feel, but they just keep winning, serving upset specials every tournament. 65.8 percent of people picked Butler to win this game. So it would be unfair to speculate them as an underdog because, well the money was on them, and it seems like they do this every other year.
I can’t wait to see the next bracket buster, the excitement and unpredictability of the NCAA tournament has in recent years seemed to spike because of the rules about recruiting and the fact that the best prospects, for the most part go one and done.