After leading the Bears on a mighty second-half comeback against No. 14 Oklahoma State, and scoring 31 points in the game, Jackson could only wonder what might have been following a 74-72 loss to the Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
If you knew nothing about basketball and randomly filled out a bracket, your odds would be 9.2 quintillion to one.
College basketball fans with fond memories of the wild 2011 NCAA tournament may have forgotten this fact: A mostly tranquil regular season led up to it, with the four top seeds combining for just 13 loses.
Ready or not, March Madness is upon us. Liberty has already made the tournament, with a record 20 losses.
With only one team ranked in the Top 25, the No. 5 Florida Gators, the SEC could have three or fewer teams in the NCAA tournament for only the second time in 23 years even if there’s others holding out hope.
At least I was right about being wrong. Toldja I annually suck at brackets and, sure enough, after one weekend I’m done. Kaput.
Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.
With six freshmen, Texas coach Rick Barnes planned on the Longhorns needing more than one year to come of age.
Last season seemed like a confluence of chaos, but this year’s bracket has the potential to match it after the top four teams in the AP Top 25 went down last week.
With trees blooming and upsets looming, March and its Madness is the best time of the year.
If you were to stack the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams who will play 67 games over the next three weeks, it would not fit inside the universe.
Some coaches think the added time allows them to lean more heavily on their starters because they’re getting more rest.