Can March Madness exist in April? Regardless of answer, the madness carries over to the early days of April; four teams and three games inside a state-of-the-art facility to decide a national champion. The North Carolina Tar Heels got redemption in 2017 after losing to Villanova at the buzzer in 2016. Gonzaga was looking for […]Read more "Notes from the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament"
The first weekend of the 2017 NCAA Tournament featured 48 games — the majority, closely contested — but no game had a defying buzzer-beater or overtime. That’s disappointing. However, there are 15 more games to be played over the next 12 days. Meanwhile, String & Laces’ bracket is fucked. Had Duke winning the title; Duke’s […]Read more "Notes from the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament"
My bracket fared well in the first round — correctly picked 27 of 32 games. Losses by SMU and UNC Wilmington will hurt; I picked them to make the Sweet Sixteen. Losses by Miami, Nevada, and Kansas State won’t matter much; had those teams losing in the second round. Most of us thought that SMU […]Read more "Notes from the First Round of the NCAA Tournament"
One bracket is all I need. That way, I stay focused. For the past five years, I’ve been involved in a very competitive bracket pool that keeps growing in participants with each NCAA Tournament. There’s a lot on the line. And here we are, another NCAA Tournament! Some say that it’s the best event in […]Read more "Bracket Breakdown 2017"