March Madness did not disappoint this year. The tournament marked by upsets and unpredictability continued its tradition of excitement as No. 2 seeds were upset by No. 15 seeds and favored seeds dropped out of the tournament long before they were expected to. This year’s biggest upsets came early in the tournament as powerhouse programs Duke and Missouri were demolished by underdogs Lehigh and Norfolk State. However, order was restored by the end of the tournament as No. 1 seed Kentucky took the national title, ending yet another month of madness.
As always, this year’s tournament was full of Madness. This year’s highlights included No. 2 seeds being taken down by No. 15 seeds, No. 4 seed Louisville being in the Final Four and No. 13 seed Ohio making it to the Sweet Sixteen.
March Madness would be nothing without upsets, come from behind wins and underdog victories. Duke’s fall to Lehigh, Missouri’s fall to Norfolk State, and Colorado’s victory over UNLV were some of the most notable performances of this year’s tournament.
The Final Four
Kentucky beat out Ohio State 64-62 in a come from behind victory, and Kansas destroyed Louisville 69-61. Both victories made for a more expected national title game, which pitted a No. 1 seed Kentucky against No. 2 seed.
The Big Championship Game
Kentucky decisively crushed Kansas 67-59, ending March Madness with a blowout victory.
The Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four
Freshman Anthony Davis performed in what could be his final game as a Wildcat. With six points, sixteen rebounds, five assists and three steals, Davis dominated both ends of the court and helped deliver the victory to Kentucky.
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