Today, we’re going all Howard Schlossberg on our readers with this very accurate point-by-point breakdown of the first two days of March Madness. Which, if you’ve been paying attention, has been anything but. To the takes…
- It’s March. Or so we keep hearing. But here’s the thing… we’re off to a pretty bland start.
- All of the a�?upsetsa�? have been extremely predictable. Every single one of them.
- It’s okay to admit that this tournament has been… what’s a better word for boring? Uninteresting.
- Did the selection committee realize Maurice Watson Jr. was injured before assigning Creighton a 6-seed?
- Did the selection committee confuse Minnesota for Wisconsin before assigning the Golden Gophers a 5-seed? (Middle Tennessee might have won regardless.)
- The best game of the tournament so far was Michigan/Oklahoma State.
- Arkansas/Seton Hall was in the running, but the officials botched it at the end. If you’ve watched soccer even just once in your lifetime, you’d know that a�?tripa�? was textbook selling.
- Northwestern/Vanderbilt would have gotten the nod had it not ended via an extremely brutal mental error at literally the worst possible time.
- Imagine thinking Tom Izzo’s Spartans were going to lose in the first round for the second consecutive season. (I did.)
- Why did Bill Self looked so pleased when his team scored 100 points Friday night… against UC Davis?
- Moreover, how early is Gonzaga going to let us down this time? Don’t say we haven’t seen this film before.
- If Cincinnati wins on Sunday, they’re going to the Elite Eight.
- No, South Carolina isn’t as good as their 20-point win over Marquette may suggest. The Golden Eagles were 170th (1.7.0!) in adjusted defensive efficiency. Teams that rated higher than Marquette include: James Madison, Liberty, Sam Houston State, Fairfield, and so on.
- Defensively, though, South Carolina are very good. Duke is still going to dismantle them.
- How unhappy must Villanova be having to play the Wisconsin Badgersa��struggles asidea��in the second round of a tournament?
- We need Middle Tennessee or Rhode Island to make a deep run in order for March Madness to be saved.
- If your bracket is actually busted, perhaps you should seek help.
Has this year’s March Madness disappointed you?