Sweet Sixteen Amongst the Madness

Jenner Anderson

As you may already know, March Madness is well underway. Last weekend, a total of 48 teams were knocked out of the prestigious tournament. Included in those 48 were favorites No. 2 Kansas and No. 1 Villanova, and both teams were upset in the round of 32. The overall number 1 Kentucky still has its dream of doing what no team has ever done before and go 40-0 in a season. At this point they are 36-0, and they need just 4 more wins to complete the perfect season, which is easier said than done. However, many fans and spectators have Kentucky as their team to win it all. Other notable favorites are Wisconsin, Duke, and Notre Dame. Wisconsin is led by Player of the Year candidate Frank Kaminsky, who leads the team with 18.4 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. Wisconsin will have to be at the top of their game if they want to win it all, as they play North Carolina on Thursday, and if they make it to the Final Four that could set up a potential classic between Wisconsin and Kentucky. Duke’s path to the Final is not as difficult, as it has a matchup with Utah in the Sweet Sixteen and a likely matchup with Notre Dame in the Elite Eight. Besides Notre Dame, Duke should be heavily favored to advance to the Title game. However, it is called March Madness for a reason. One can never be too sure about anything or any team. With that being said, watch out Kentucky.


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