By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY
Every year as March comes around, basketball fans rejoice as it is time for the annual NCAA College Basketball Tournament, March Madness. People across the world fill out brackets trying to predict the winner, some for leisure, and some for betting. The odds are filling out a perfect bracket is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. However, there are pretty much four “givens” while picking a one seed over a 16 seed. A 16 has never beaten a one, that is until this year.
As the Sweet Sixteen begin, there has been numerous upsets, some of which are very shocking. Brackets were ruined as of the first day of the tournament. Following that, 16 seed UMBC defeated the number one nationally ranked team, Virginia Cavaliers. This was the first 16-1 upset in NCAA history. This came as a shock to all. As the weekend progressed there were many more uncalled for upsets, like Syracuse upsetting Michigan State. It is March sadness for these teams, their fan bases, and bracket makers. This year is lining up to be a very exciting Final Four. Let the Madness continue!