The first day of the NCAA Tournament was full of Madness
Ah, March. Some might call it a month, but those of us who celebrate know it’s a state of mind. And after yesterday, March is clearly here.
Starting with an unlikely comeback, the 11-seeded Michigan found their chance late in a game where the 6-seeded Colorado State dominated. Despite widespread outrage over Michigan’s place in the league after the end of the seequalabove just 3 games over .500 and a stunning finish, Juwan Howard’s Wolverines somehow manages to create a sadness that somehow never really feels like a triumph, sadness, 75-63 and hit a three-clutch number at the end where they missed all the games, and moved on to the second lap.
Richmond, the twelfth seed, is certain that the Big Ten won’t be too happy. Iowa and the postseason of any sport are a match made in hell. The Spiders have kept it near all games and were able to close it, putting the 5th-seeded Hawkeyes ahead, 67-63, with the help of an unfortunate foul on a three-pointer landing short for Iowa at the end of the game.
According to ESPN, only 161 brackets got it through the first day still perfect out of more than 17 million entries, and an unpredictably low percentage (I actually calculated – 0.0095% of it) can be attributed to 15 seeds of St. Peter’s Peacocks, who join the ranks of the year 2021 Oral Roberts and Middle Tennessee State in 2016, legendary in 1991 Richmond Spider-Man defeated Syracuse and Steve Nash in the lead Santa Clara Broncos, with a 2-seeded defeat (in extra time, no less, finishing 85-79), causing the whole country to chant “Let’s Go Cocks!”
It was a tough game with about ten million fouls in the last few minutes, and St. Peter’s was able to take advantage of Wildcats’ terrible free chance-throw shot. And believe it or not, our very own Eric Blum called this.
UNC kicked Marquette straight in the teeth, beating the 9th seed 95-63, and one of those dreaded 5-12 seeded defeats ended in a huff when New Mexico State beat UConn . The state of Georgia holds it uncomfortably close to the number one spot overall.seeded Gonzaga in the first three quarters of the game – and uncomfortably close, I mean to a draw or in the second round, sometimes even leading – before the Zags drew and finished strong.
And the best part is that we get more of this in the next three days. Hope you’re ready to subscribe to TruTV. Embrace the chaos!