Monday, March 21, 2016
March Madness In Full Swing
The Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oregon Ducks and Virginia Cavaliers have a good chance to advance to the Final Four in Houston, Texas in two weeks. It would mark the first time in eight years all four number-one seeds make the Final Four if they can pull it off.
In 2008, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA and North Carolina made it to the Final Four, marking the first time in NCAA Tournament history the four top seeds all made the Final Four.
The Tar Heels will have their work cut out when they face the resurgent Indiana Hoosiers in The East region. Notre Dame faces surprising Wisconsin in the other regional semi-final game.
Villanova and Miami (FL) will square off in the South region with the winner facing the winner of the Kansas vs. Maryland game.
In the West, the Oregon Ducks, thought to be the most vulnerable number-one seed, play the Duke Blue Devils, who are the reigning NCAA champions. Oklahoma (two-seed) faces the Texas A & M Aggies, who have to like their chances after a miraculous comeback win over Northern Iowa this past weekend. The Aggies trailed by 12 points with only 38 seconds remaining in regulation, but rallied to force overtime, where they emerged 92-88 winners in double OT.
Finally, the Midwest region (being held in Chicago) will have the Virginia Cavaliers facing the Iowa State Cyclones while the Gonzaga Bulldogs take on Syracuse, both of whom are double-digit seeds in this regional.
It should be a great weekend of college hoops, and Heftyinfo is sticking with the original pick of North Carolina facing Kansas for all the marbles in two weeks, with the Tar Heels winning the championship.