Hokey smokes Bulwinkle! What a wild ride so far.
So far. The tough thing for all those double digits that won on Thursday and Friday is to carry the momentum through the round of 32 on Saturday and Sunday. The favored seeds are forewarned now. Typically the DDs that have an opportunity to advance to the round of 16 are those that can rebound effectively, play solid defense, stay out of foul trouble, minimize turnovers, and don't have an over-reliance on the 3-point shot. It also helps to get off to a good start.
Of course, the same can be said for the favored seeds in order to avoid becoming the next upset victim.
The only other upset on the day was 5 seed Indiana over 4 seed Kentucky. YAY!
Although Saturday was tame in terms of upsets, Sunday did bring another double digit seed into the round of 16. Of course, it was inevitable since there was a DD match up between 10 seed Syracuse and 15 seed Middle Tennessee. But it's not an upset, since the favored seed survived. The Orange will meet 11 seed Gonzaga in another double digit match up.
Lots of chaos. Although, take a look at the West Region. If you went with all the favorites, you're perfect there. And if you picked all of the 1 seeds to go to the Final Four, you've still got a chance to win your office bracket.
- South Region features 5 Maryland vs 1 Kansas and 3 Miami vs 2 Villanova
- West Region features 4 Duke vs 1 Oregon and 2 Oklahoma vs 3 Texas A&M
- East Region features 5 Indiana vs 1 North Carolina and 7 Wisconsin vs 6 Notre Dame
- Midwest Region features 4 Iowa State vs 1 Virginia and 11 Gonzaga vs 10 Syracuse
And tonight is Dancing!
Life is good.