March Madness is Here!

March Madness

March Madness is upon us as all 68 participants of the NCAA Tournament have been announced. It comes as no surprise that University of Kentucky Wildcats and their pristine 34-0 record are the hands down favorites to claim the big one. Much has been written about the Wildcats, their overflow of talent and the brilliance of coach John Calipari’s ability to weave his boys into a well-oiled winning machine, however this 2014/15 season there are several schools waiting in the wings, licking their chops for an opportunity to upset the favorites in these coming rounds of one-and-dones. Kansas and Wichita State will try their best to play spoiler in the Midwest, whileArkansas, Arizona and Wisconsin are legitimate threats from the West come the Final Four. Duke, Villanova, Gonzaga, and Virginia may just muster enough momentum coming from East and South to face Kentucky at their best.

Can Kentucky achieve a perfect NCAA season or will some other University run away with the crown? However things pan out, it will be a fun and exciting ride.

Here are the second round match-ups:

Midwest

Kentucky vs. Hampton/Manhattan

Cincinnati vs. Purdue

West Virginia vs. Buffalo

Maryland vs. Valparaiso

Butler vs. Texas

Notre Dame vs. Northeastern

Wichita State vs. Indiana

Kansas vs. New Mexico State

West

Wisconsin vs. Coastal Carolina

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State

Arkansas vs. Wafford

North Carolina vs. Harvard

Xavier vs. BYU/Ole Miss

Baylor vs. Georgia State

Virginia Commonwealth vs. Ohio State

Arizona vs. Texas Southern

East

Villanova vs. Lafayette

NC State vs. LSU

Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming

Louisville vs. UC Irvine

Providence vs. Boise State/Dayton

Oklahoma vs. Albany

Michigan State vs. Georgia

Virginia vs. Belmont

South

Duke vs. North Florida/Robert Morris

San Diego State vs. St. John’s

Utah vs. Stephen F. Austin

Georgetown vs. Eastern Washington

SMU vs. UCLA

Iowa State vs. UAB

Iowa vs. Davidson

Gonzaga vs. North Dakota State

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Who do you pick to win it all?

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