NCAA tournament bracket update
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After a hectic and historic round of 64, how's your bracket looking?

3/17/12 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

After the end of the round of 64, the NCAA tournament is as crazy as ever.

For the first time ever, we saw two #2 seeds lose to 15 seeds.

We were a few bad calls away from seeing a #16 seed beat a #1 seed, as Syracuse barely escaped against UNC-Asheville.

Duke, the team that everyone loves to hate, is already gone after a painful loss to Lehigh, whom no one had even heard of before yesterday.

Based on seeding only, we had 10 upsets in the first round, out of 32 games.

What that means is that all of you who worked for hours trying to figure out the perfect bracket... you probably failed.

Out of 3,170,914 total brackets filled out on Yahoo Sports, a grand total of ZERO are still perfect. The two people tied for the lead both have 2 games wrong already, and are guaranteed to get at least one more wrong since they had one of the losing teams winning the 2nd round as well.

The biggest problem was the fact that TWO 2nd seeded teams lost. While there might have been a few people who predicted a Duke loss or a Missouri loss, I think it's safe to say that no one could predict BOTH of them.

In the history of the round of 64, only four 15th seeds had ever won, previous to this year. The most recent was back in 2001.

How's your bracket going so far? Is it full of red pen, or do you still have a decent chance of keeping your Elite 8 intact, at least?

Let us know how you're doing, and which upsets you think might happen in the rest of the tournament.
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3/20/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

I am the only one outta 50 who took Kansas, I still have a remote shot

3/20/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

(Edited by derms33)

you mean Ohio U isn't going to get good ratings?  HAHA

3/20/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

I have a bunch of "Scratch-out" marks..GO OHIO SCHOOLS THOUGH!

3/19/12   |   Burrellfan1   |   25036 respect

(Edited by Burrellfan1)

There is no such thing as parity in college basketball, and that is a good thing.  There would be no reason to get excited about upsets if there was parity.  That is what makes college sports-there is no parity so it really means something when the underdog wins.  If there was parity, it would be hard to call any game an upset.

The more upsets you get, the less popular the tournament becomes.  People may like upsets in round two because of the brackets, but once you get to fewer television choices, the less people want to watch  games involving the lesser seeds.

3/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

If you still care about your bracket after Friday, then you have so much money riding on this that you probably have a gambling problem.

3/18/12   |   jaysinw   |   4954 respect

I cannot complain my look good still. Had both major upsets with the 15 and my final fours team are still there. Looking forward to Kentucky getting knock out and this tournament  will be even better. Come on Hoosiers.

3/17/12   |   hotdog5054   |   13071 respect

MY  BRACKET  LOOKS K  SO  FAR  BUT THAT LOSE BY DUKE &BAMA BOTH HURT A LITTLE.I STILL HAVE  KY,FLO.AND VANDY  IN THE RUNNING WITH KY&FLOR  MAKING THE  FANAL 4

3/17/12   |   Stephenppdavern   |   206 respect

Scott wrote:
Bracket shot to hell but as a fan who loves to see parody in college basketball, it really doesn't bother me one bit. March Madness is about picking the favorites but hoping the underdog can pull off a magical run. These upsets are what makes Match Madness the best sporting event of the year

Not looking good lost MU and Duke 23 Pts.

3/17/12   |   BRye21   |   544 respect

I have 13 teams alive in my Sweet 16 and 7 teams in the Elite 8(Mizzou)

3/17/12   |   Scott   |   52896 respect

Bracket shot to hell but as a fan who loves to see parody in college basketball, it really doesn't bother me one bit. March Madness is about picking the favorites but hoping the underdog can pull off a magical run. These upsets are what makes Match Madness the best sporting event of the year