~est. 2006~

The Madness Has Begun

Story By Kyle Keegan | Sports Editor


March Madness has begun and upsets are already starting. The first game of the tournament was a battle between Minnesota and Louisville with Minnesota coming out on top and just 33.6 of the brackets picking them to win.

The fight between the fifth and twelfth seed is always a good game and fortunately the game between Marquette and Murray State was great. The history of March Madness has resulted in the twelfth seed winning 34.56% of the time, which is one of the higher percentages for the higher seeds. During this game, Murray state was actually favored by a lot of bracketologists and it was seen why when they obliterated Marquette with sophomore Ja Morant dropping a triple double.

While this may not be an upset with the seed rankings, it certainly was a big upset with the history of both teams. Seton Hall has previously been a team that always makes big comebacks and beats teams that are ranked higher than them. However, Wofford stunned them with a huge 16 point win their ten seed.

The final upset took place between Florida and Nevada, the seventh and tenth seed teams. Before the season even started, Nevada was ranked sixth in the country ahead of major teams such as North Carolina, a current one seed in the tournament, and Villanova who won the tournament last year. Florida came ready to play and smashed Nevada into the ground with an 11 point victory over them.

This is just the beginning of March Madness, and more upsets are ready to happen.

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