As college basketball’s regular season comes to a close, supporters are readying up their tournament brackets while sports analysts scour to publish mock drafts and tournament predictions in preparation for March Madness. The tournament is viewed by almost the whole population of the U.S.A, making it the nation’s most watched sports tournament through the months of march and april every year.
68 NCAA Division 1 basketball teams are chosen to compete in a single elimination tournament. Depending on regular season final standings, teams are assigned different seeds, making it harder for lower seeded teams to advance past the first round as they are matched up with the higher seeded teams. With this in mind, here are 3 tips on filling out your March Madness Bracket
12 seed vs. 5 seed Upset
The 5th seeds losing to the 12th seed teams is one of the more common upsets from past NCAA tournaments. Last year actually, 3 out of the 4 advanced in the round of 64. I personally think its best to choose 2 12th seed teams to advance past the round of 64 and choose one of those 2 to advance through the next round
1 seeded teams in championship
It seems only logical to pick 2 1 seeded teams to plays against each other in the Championship but it has only happened six times ever since the tournaments was founded in 1939. There are upsets in every tournament and having 2 1 seed teams in the championship is very unlikely
Always get Kentucky to the Final Four
Despite a large amount of one and done UK players every year, Coach Cal always manages to bring in more top talents. Kentucky almost always has one of the better recruiting classes, so the odds are in your favour. They’re 34-0 right now so the chance of them getting into the final four this year are really high