2 games done, and 1 in progress and my bracket is pleased. It’s Michigan’s morning with both Michigan and Michigan St. winning by double-digit margins (78-53 over VCU and 70-24 over Memphis respectively). About a quarter into the Louisville and Colorado St. game and it’s a little too tight for my liking (24-19).
9:13p Overlooked upsets from round 1 are having a mixed day, Harvard was easily beaten by Arizona, but 12-seed Oregon beat 4-seed Saint Louis, playing like it’s got a chip on its shoulder, that chip is probably from being seeded 12th when many say they should’ve gotten a much higher ranking.
Butler played probably the best game of the day against Marquette, with the latter unfortunately narrowly beating out Butler in a nailbiter 74-72.
#1-seed Gonzaga continues to struggle against much lower seeded teams, trailing Wichita St. for much of the first half, managing a lead in the second half, but now down 62-61 with 3:17 left. Come on Gonzaga! You’ve since proved you didn’t deserve the #1 seed but please make it a little further, for the sake of my bracket! Amazing run of 5 consecutive 3-pointers in a row by the two teams though.
Syracuse wit ha decent 8-point lead over California at the half.
10:14p #9-seed Wichita St. beats #1-seed Gonzaga (who was a 15-game winning streak). There goes my bracket. Ugh West region, you are just tearing up brackets left and right. Good job Wichita St. though.