March Madness: Bracket Broken! Top Teams Eliminated Before Day 2


Millions of March Madness Brackets Already Broken originally appeared nbc sports chicago

March Madness has begun! on the first day of the tournamentonly four of the 32 teams lost to lower-seeded opponents, but two of them were big, with No. 2 seed Arizona and No. 4 seed Arizona both going down and breaking brackets in the millions. I was.

Here’s what you need to know as you enter Day Two of the NCAA Tournament. This includes favourites, underdogs, and major games.

Viewing method

All matches of the men’s tournament will be televised on either CBS, TBS, TNT or TruTV and their digital platforms. Here is the schedule: CBS, which also has a convenient schedule that includes team announcements, will cover this year’s Final Four and national title games.

NCAA will once again stream the game via its March Madness Live option, while CBS’s game will stream on Paramount+. Fans of longtime play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz should immerse themselves in every moment. This is his last NCAA Tournament.

top seeds

The top four seeds in the tournament are Alabama, Houston, Kansas and Purdue. Each belongs to a region, some tougher than others (on paper), and each shares a headache to set up what could be a chaotic tournament. The latest information for each region is as follows.

Eastern Region: The Boilermakers earned the No. 1 seed for the fourth time, but Purdue could face potential hurdles in Memphis and a burgeoning Duke. Experienced veteran coaches Tom Izzo and Michigan State are also in the East, facing his first-round matchup against Southern his Cal and Dunk City famous Andy Enfield his coach.

South: Alabama, led by manager Nate Oates in a difficult season, is seeded No. 1 for the first time behind SEC Player of the Year Brandon Miller, who has maintained armed security after being targeted by threats. rice field. Crimson Tide started the tournament with an easy win. Potential hurdles could include Baylor or Missouri.

Midwest Region: Houston is the top seed and wins the season opener despite the obvious limping of All-American Marcus Sasser (groin strain). Potential hurdles could include Penn State, hitting Texas A&M behind his 8 of his 3-pointers and 27 points from Andrew Funk. Former Arizona coach Sean Miller also has Xavier in the tournament.

West Region: Kansas are the top seed in the stacked region, and the Jayhawks pulled away from Howard in the opening game to advance to an attractive second-round matchup against Arkansas. Second seeded UCLA looked like a title contender in the season opener. You may also remember that VCU became the first NCAA Tournament team to withdraw from a game due to COVID-19 two years before him. The 12th-seeded Rams are back and will face the St. Marys in his first round.

more: Northwestern beats Boise State 75-67 in March Madness

shining moment

Princeton and the Paladins took center stage early on day one, with Penn State’s Andrew Funk saying goodnight with a great shooting display.

The Ivy League Tigers won the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years, beating second-seeded Arizona 59-55. By then, the Paladins had already celebrated Fuhrman’s first appearance in the tournament since his 1980, with 2.4 seconds left on him to put JP Peguez’s deep 3-pointer to No. 4-seeded Virginia (68-67). I won.

Texas A&M had no answer to Penn State’s stifling defense and funk’s 3-point insight.

Featured games

No. 5 Miami (25-7) vs. Drake (27-7), Friday, 7:35 p.m. (TBS). The game features his two Conference Players of the Year. Miami’s Isaiah Wong is his ACC regular co-champion of his season, and Drake’s Tucker DeVries is his conference tournament champion of the Missouri Valley. Devries is averaging 19 points per game, and Wong leads the team in points (he has 16.2 points per game), assists and steals. Drake made the Elite Eight three years in a row, albeit a while (1969-71).

No. 6 Kentucky (21-11) vs. No. 11 Providence (21-11) Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET. (CBS). The Wildcats, led by his AP Player of the Year Oscar Zibwe last year, are trying to avoid back-to-back first-round eliminations after his infamous loss to St. Peters. Meanwhile, the Monks went to Suite 16 before losing to eventual champions Kansas. Led by Bryce Hopkins, who transferred from Kentucky.

Player to watch

The NCAA Tournament is full of great players, and the AP All-America team is a good place to learn their names. It’s also an event where people you haven’t heard of – don’t be offended, Drake – can take the star turn. Winner), there are some NBA prospects in the mix.

Let’s bet on this too. Some players (perhaps more than one) have joined his mustachioed Doug Edert (remember last year’s St. His Peters electrifying run?) to see how to capitalize on their celebrity. have a chance to find out.

march madness calendar

Selection sundae set bracket match ups is used for the first four games and the first and second round games that span from Florida to California. Suite 16 weekends feature games in New York City (East Region), Las Vegas (West Region), Kansas City, Missouri (Midwest Region) and Louisville, Kentucky (South Region).

where is the final four? The championship game will be held on April 1st in Houston and April 3rd. Basketball lovers take note. The Women’s NCAA Tournament will host the Final Four in Dallas, a four-hour drive from Houston.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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