Odds are you’re waking up to Day No. 2 of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament like I am, with your bracket basically busted way to early.
When half of your National Championship game is eliminated in the first noon game of the tournament that’s never a good sign. Thanks Iowa State.
Of the 11.57 million brackets entered in ESPN’S Bracket Challenge, ONLY 273 are perfect. Last year, there were 18,471 correct after day 1.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2015
It’s already been a tournament to remember though with five games on Thursday being decided by one point:
Iowa State 59
Georgia State 57
NC State 66
I got four of those games wrong, but it made for an exciting and historic start to the tournament.
The five one-point games today match the TOTAL of one-point games in the ENTIRETY of the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Tournaments.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 20, 2015
The most iconic of those games will go down at Georgia State over Baylor as R.J. Hunter knocked down a last-second 3-pointer, causing his head coach (also his father) to fall off his stool.
— Georgia State U. (@GeorgiaStateU) March 19, 2015
Of the upsets Thursday, none were from a No. 5 vs. No. 12 matchup – the most common one. Keep an eye on those games today as West Virginia takes on Buffalo at 1:10 p.m. and Northern Iowa clashes with Wyoming at 12:40 p.m..
For local fans, No. 15 Belmont plays No. 2 Virginia at 2:10 p.m.
Better luck with your bracket today.
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