Men's college basketball is at an all-time frenzy.
Brackets filled out before last Wednesday.
People prediciting who the tournament should go.
Then, came the tip-offs
From there on to now brackets became busted, including my own.
Teams expected to win, lost.
Virginia, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Xavier... All gone
Virginia lost to UMBC?
UMBC did not get past Kansas State though
North Carolina made it past the first round in Charlotte to lose to Texas A&M in the second round.
North Carolina watched the last 4 minutes of play with Texas A&M scrubs in as they lost by 21 points.
Cincinati got past the first round to lose to Nevada by 3
Xavier made it unscathed to the second round.
That is where Xavier got knocked out by Florida State.
As these upsets were going on, Loyola-Chicago was still continuing its miraculous run to the Sweet 16 by eliminating a 3 seed in Tennessee.
This year is showing that even non-traditional basketball powerhouses are just as good as some of the traditional ones.
Who will wind up as National Champion.
My bet is on Villanova, but I would not count Texas A&M at this point. They have an easier trek than most until the Final Four. Michigan is next. But their biggest test may be the other remaining SEC team, Kentucky, which Texas A&M can only meet in the Final Four for a shot at the championship game. If they make the Elite 8, TEXAS A&M will be in their own back yard, essentially SAN ANTONIO.
Bryan Rainey is the author of the METAVERSE and Odyssey Star sagas. He is also the publisher and cover artist of the books.