The 2018 NCAA Tournament has not disappointed thus far. The first round is already in the books, but who have been the biggest surprises?
What a start to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. No, it hasn’t quite been the wildest tourney in recent memory, but the lack of dominant teams has made for an interesting opening round, including some 13-over-4 upsets.
Virginia even fell victim to the greatest upset in NCAA Tournament history, falling to UMBC in utterly shocking fashion. The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament became the first 1-seed to lose to a 16-seed. That has set the tone for the rest of the tourney.
There’s a reason this time of the year is dubbed March Madness because there was wackiness in just about every game. If you don’t get fired up sitting by the TV and on your computer watching basketball all day long in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, you may not have a pulse.
Every tournament has Cinderellas and this year is no exception. Teams like Buffalo, Loyola (IL) and Marshall have given neutral fans something to cheer about. You can bet that fans without teams in the tournament are rooting for those underdogs to make improbable runs to the Final Four.
This is also the time of year when brackets get burned. Arizona probably caused a number of fans to burn their brackets after losing to Buffalo in a shocking upset but was that the biggest surprise of the opening weekend?
Who has surprised the most in the first round?