Day one of the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament brought us a smattering of exciting upsets and fantastic finishes. From Arkansas-Little Rock's double overtime rally against Purdue to Yale's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, college basketball fans got to enjoy the type of moments that make March Madness so captivating. And that was just on Thursday.
Anointed as the No. 1 team entering the season thanks to the best recruiting of all time, maybe Kentucky needed to be the underdog to unlock its potential.
The Wildcats entered a game against undefeated Wichita State with seven seed lines separating them on the bracket not to mention a 2.5-point spread. The narrative of Kentucky’s roster full of decorated one-and-done players losing to a group of under-recruited veterans seemed to be on deck for the Monday conversations.
The NCAA Tournament is about to tip off. And while only one person will win your office bracket pick 'em pool — probably the girl who makes her picks based on colors, mascots and hot dude-bros, not the nerd alert with KenPom.com bookmarked — everyone can have a funny March Madness bracket team name. Here are 68 names that should get a chuckle from the First Four to the Final Four.
For any fan just getting into college basketball in time for championship week and office pools: What took you so long?
You have some catching up to do. By waiting until the final weeks, you’ve missed a historic season. Certainly, every season is historic for one reason or another, so maybe this season will be among the most memorable even before the NCAA Tournament.
First off, congratulations to all the teams on the following list. Each of the 13 teams on the list below looks like a team that could win the national title.
Now that we're finished with the formalities, Athlon Sports is going pick out each team’s biggest weakness.
No team in college basketball is perfect, not even the one sitting in Kansas with the perfect record. In a one-game elimination scenario just one opponent needs to exploit one soft spot to end a top team’s national championship bid.