March Madness Gets Exciting As Wisconsin Upsets Number 1 Villanova
March Madness just got crazier. On [Saturday] number 8 Wisconsin eliminated number 1 Villanova from the [NCAA Tournament]. The former Champs [1 Villanova] played poorly. Once again they were slow in the first half, giving up a [9-0] run for 8 Wisconsin.
Nova had the same problems that they had against 16 Mount St. Mary’s. They were missing Field Goals and were missing from outside the arc. Every time they went on a run they let 8 Wisconsin come back. They finally tied it in the second half. The game was close from then on and it came down to one possession. Yet the real travesty was that they weren’t playing Nova style Basketball. 8 Wisconsin controlled the pace of the game, all game. Add to that the weak rebounding that they had; it looked like a different Nova Team than we have seen. Point of fact this was a different Nova Team from last year.
The Nova loss was a real Bracket Buster. I had them going all the way and I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one. There was another major upset on [Saturday]. 11 Xavier upset 3 Florida St. University to move on to the Round of 16 [Sweet 16]. This was another Bracket Buster. 11 Xavier looks good, they are a real Cinderella Team. 11 Xavier will face 2 Arizona, who struggled earlier against 7 Saint Mary’s.
So far here are the match ups for the Sweet 16. 8 Wisconsin will face 4 Florida in the Sweet 16. 1 Gonzaga will play against 4 West Virginia, after a heart breaking game against 8 Northwestern. 4 Purdue moves on to the Sweet 16 along with 4 Butler. The Round of 32 continues today [Sunday] on CBS. Where placement in the Sweet 16 concludes.