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Well, that was a crazy weekend! This has been perhaps the best NCAA tournament I have ever watched!
First, the Midwest Region had the least amount of upsets. The only big upset was Marquette beating Syracuse to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Syracuse continues to underachieve in the tournament. North Carolina is playing well, but are still beatable. Washington almost had them beat, should of beat them, too. They Huskies should of asked the refs to put time back on the clock after Henson tipped the ball out of bounds. Isaiah Thomas would have gotten a better shot off, trust me. The most impressive team was Ohio State, with their demolishing of George Mason. I think the Buckeyes are the frontrunner to win the title, but it is March, so anything can happen.
In the West Region, the Duke Blue Devils got their point guard back, and it proved very helpful. He made the game winning shot against Michigan and put the Devils in the Sweet Sixteen. I think it’s still Duke’s region to win, and Kyrie Irving will be heavily counted on along with senior leaders Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler. The Plumlees’ must also be dominant in the post for the Blue Devils to continue their championship run. Arizona surprised Texas last night, as Derrick Williams continues to play great defense for the Wildcats. They’ll give Duke a game. Connecticut and San Diego State meet to play the winner of Duke and Arizona. It’s Kemba Walker against Kawhi Leonard. The Aztecs had to escape Temple in double OT, where Connecticut was given a game by Cincinnati but put it away in the closing minutes.
In the Southeast Region, number one seed Pittsburgh was the first one seed to fall. It fell victim to Cinderella, Butler, and Matt Howard. Two dumb fouls by both teams were made, but Pitt’s was the most costly. It put Howard on the free throw line, and gave the Bulldogs a Sweet Sixteen appearence against Wisconsin. Wisconsin may be the most dangerous left in that bracket, as Jordan Taylor has lifted the Badgers to win after win. His block of Jacob Pullen’s shot was the biggest of his life, and was made a hero. The biggest upset in this bracket was Butler making the Sweet 16, although Gonzaga’s first round victory over St. John’s was big as well. Jimmer Fredette carried BYU into Sweet 16 and will face Erving Walker and Florida now.
In the Southwest Region, Kansas now has the easiest route to the Final Four. They play Richmond now, and then will play the winner of the Cinderella, VCU and Florida State. The biggest upset of this bracket was Morehead State beating Louisville on a last second shot, that has been called the “The Shot,” of the tournament. Meanwhile, VCU has been great as well. They throttled Purdue last night and beat Georgetown in the first round. Florida State had the hot shooting hand against Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irishi continued their tournament woes last night.
Anyway, hopefully, next weekend will be just as exciting! I know I cannot wait! Come back tomorrow for the bloggings of the day!