With all respect to the four teams eliminated in play-in games, Thursday always marks the start of the NCAA Tournament as most know it. As far as opening days go, this year’s opening day was somewhere in the middle.
There were no buzzer beaters, and really only one true upset. Maryland was a better team than Xavier much of the season, but the Terrapins are young while the Musketeers are one of the most tournament-tested programs of all. It didn’t take much at all to imagine a result like X winning 76-65. … Continue Reading