Arguably one of the best tournament for the past decade. March Madness again showed to the world why basketball and drama go hand in hand. Sweet 16 is already complete and a lot of brackets has been busted due to some multiple upsets for the past week.
Multiple Upsets Busted The Bracket
The Villanova Wildcats who were the reigning champs were eliminated in the first round thanks to the Wisconsin Badgers. After the game, the landscape of the March Madness changed. With Villanova out of the tournament, it is now guaranteed that NCAA will crown a new champion. Another upset that happened last week was when Duke Blue Devils were ousted by South Carolina Gamecocks. The game between the two colleges set a record of most viewed game this year.
Duke Blue Devils fans might not like it but their team is considered as the villain in the tournament due to a variety of reasons. When the game ended, the social media sites literally exploded. Other teams express their gratitude to South Carolina by defeating Duke. With that said, there new teams who are favored to win this year. Those teams are, North Carolina, Gonzaga, UCLA, Arizona, and Kansas.
North Carolina, KU, UCLA, And Gonzaga
North Carolina Tar Heels is the team to beat right now in the tourney. CBS have concluded their prediction and North Carolina is on top of the list. The Tar Heels have a complete lineup and a powerful bench that can sustain while the main guys are resting. Also, every team should look out for the University of Kansas. As various basketball analyst stated before, KU keeps getting better as the tournament progress. Kansas players are very athletic and have a stifling defense similar to Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Lastly, although they are out of the conversation, UCLA might shock the world. The only problem UCLA Bruins is dealing right now is a shortage of firepower.