March Madness Is a Hit

Posted on May 29, 2014 by


The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Upsets dominate the headlines game after game. People cannot get enough of it, especially this year.

“It was a pretty great month for college basketball, a lot of great games and crazy upsets,” junior Wyatt Pennsinger said.

Florida was the favorite heading into the tournament, but they did not live up to expectations in that regard. They lost to UConn in the Final Four, who went on to win the tournament.

It was an unlikely final with UConn and Kentucky battling it out for the crown. Kentucky was full of young inexperienced team members who just could not get the job done.

“I hope these tournaments keep having the same excitement.  It’s so much fun to watch,” junior Gary Gabriel said.

UConn men’s basketball has a storied history, winning national titles in 1999, 2004, 2011, and now 2014. That makes the Huskies tied for the fifth most all-time, winning one twice in the last three years.

“That was pretty crazy.  I don’t think anyone saw Kentucky winning this year,” junior Brendan Homan said.

Before the tournament began the odds were against them, it was very unlikely for them to make it to the final. That was not the only result that no one expected. Duke, who was expected by most to make it to the final four, lost in the first round to fourteen seed Mercer.

“I was really surprised that Kentucky won, to be honest.  I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I thought it would probably be Florida winning it all,” senior Doug Karpeuk said.

March Madness tournaments never seem to fail in delivering ratings and excitement.

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