It was another wild and crazy opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Or was it? After the dust settled on epic flameouts (Michigan State), mind-boggling collapses (Northern Iowa), halfcourt buzzer-beaters (again, Northern Iowa), hipster lumberjacks who score at will (Thomas Walkup) and overturned game-winning dunks (Cincinnati), we’re left nearly every pre-tournament favored still standing going into the Sweet 16.
Four No. 1s as well as two No. 2s remain in the field, and outside of Gonzaga (11) and Syracuse (10), who play each other, no team seeded lower than seventh is still standing. So how come things seemed so crazy? Oh, that’s right – because they were crazy. Eight buzzer beaters, some nearly simultaneously. The largest blown lead in the shortest amount of time ever. Arguably the biggest upset the NCAA Tournament has ever seen.
We break it all down while also looking to the future. The ACC has a record six teams still standing. How much longer can that last? With pre-tournament favorite MSU out, who’s the team to beat now? And, finally, is ol’ Roy right, is 11 p.m. too late to be playing basketball?
Find out below.