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Ok, here’s the deal, UConn Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs last night, for the National Title. Wait, I would rather say that Butler Bulldogs beat themselves last night for the National Title.

Butler shot a lousy 18.8% from the field, the lowest ever in a National Title Game. They couldn’t make a shot to save their lives, not to mention they let UConn go on a 22-3 run in the second half. Given that they played horrible, they were lucky to only lose by 12.

UConn, didn’t shoot the best either, only 35%, but they walked out of Houston with a National Title, something that Butler has failed to achieve in 2 consecutive National Championship Game runs.

Kemba Walker, high scorer of the game with 16 points, but well below his tournament average. He gave the Huskies vital scoring while the game was close. Other players that stepped up for UConn were Jeremy Lamb and Alex Oriakhi, Lamb went for 12 points, and Oriakhi had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Matt Howard, Butler’s Senior Stud, failed to deliver, shooting 1-13 with only 7 points, and Shelvin Mack, the player that has carried Butler through the tournament only scored 13 points.

This years National Title Game has been a let down to say the least, there has been so much drama, high scoring games, upsets, everything, just to get to the Final and have a team shoot itself out of any chance to win. A good game would have been like last years, only with Butler winning. That would have been nice, and would have made this years March Madness one of the Best Ever.

This March Madness just keeps getting Madder. I don’t know whats going on.
Butler is back, back to back Final 4’s I mean. VCU, who is VCU? They only beat USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida St. and Kansas, as an 11 seed. Now they get to match off verse the other Mid Major School, Butler


They other side of the bracket, not as crazy, but still, pretty crazy. UConn has continued, with the momentum of the Big East Championship, right into the Final 4. They have had the easiest route to the Final 4 of any the teams in, only having to knock off a 2 seed at best. Kentucky on the other hand, beat the #1 overall seed Ohio St. Buckeyes, and a red hot North Carolina team to get to where they are at.

Which match promises to be better. Experience says Butler and UConn will be in the Championship Game, because Butler has been here before, and UConn has an older team then Kentucky. Experience means nothing in this years tournament though, with Virgina Commonwealth making it this far. Many fans are jumping on their bandwagon, hoping for their run to continue.
This promises to be an exciting Final 4, with an even more intense Championship Game. I for one, Can’t Wait.

 

With the wacky tournament we have had up to this point, Louisville losing second round, Pitt getting beat, Richmond upsetting Vandy, we could expect it to continue into the Sweet 16, and it did. Duke loses to Arizona, Wisconsin loses to Butler, BYU lost in overtime to Florida, UConn upset SDSU, craziness, 3 of 4 games played so far in the Sweet 16 have been upsets.

Now only 2 #1 seeds remain, Kansas and Ohio St. and both have the opportunity to lose tonight. Kansas has by far the easiest road to the Final Four, only having to beat double-digit seeds. Ohio St., the #1 overall seed, looks to be dominant against a freshmen dominated Kentucky team.

This NCAA Tournament is shaping up to be one of the weirdest in recent memory, thanks to those upsets, that have left the nation without a perfect bracket, except the one that is filled out as the games are completed. Thank you basketball Gods for giving us entertainment that exceeded anyones thoughts.

Ok, the tournament has only just begun, but here are some updates:

  1.  Butler knocked off ODU with a buzzer beating put back, off of a  tripped drive thrown up air ball,
  2.  West Virginia battled back from a  10 point deficit against Clemson to win the game 84-76,
  3.  Kentucky beat Princeton on a last second lay up,
  4.  Gonzaga decimated St. Johns 86-71,
  5. Morehead St. pulled off a major upset in their 1 point victory of Louisville,
  6. Temple knocked off Penn St. with a jumper with little time left on the clock,
  7. Richmond pulled off the upset against Vandy, to win by 3,
  8. #1 seed Pitt easily won against UNC-Asheville,
  9. Both #2 seeds Florida and San Diego St. won their games handily,
  10. Jimmer Fredette went for 32 against Wofford, to lead BYU to the victory,
  11. UConn and Kemba beat Bucknell to advance,
  12. Wisconsin easily won against Belmont, 72-58,
  13. Michigan St.’s run came up short as they rallied from a 18 point half time deficit, to lose by 2 to UCLA,
  14. Cincy came up with the big win against Mizzou,
  15. Kansas St. led by Jacob Pullen, beat a dangerous Utah St. team,

That was a recap of the first day, it is now the second day, and we get to wait and see what upsets will go down today. My bracket was shaken up by the Louisville loss, I had them beating Kansas in the Sweet 16, so who knows what will happen now.

Comment on what you think is the biggest upset of the second round is.