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March Madness is well underway and no bracket remains perfect. In fact, only .04% had the correct final four picked out of nearly 18 million brackets. I was shocked by some of the upsets that took place this week. 3 of the 4 games went into overtime making the elite eight games exciting.


The first upset that has everyone talking is the Michigan state vs Duke upset. Duke who was picked to win this year’s tournament, came up one point short against Michigan State. Even with the freshman prodigies Zion Williamson, and RJ Barrett  of Duke put up a 45 combined points, it still wasn’t enough to beat the Spartans. Cassius Winston lead the Spartans with a double double scoring 20 points and having 10 assists. The final score was 68-67 in an elite eight thriller.


The next game that wasn’t as close as the Duke Michigan state game was the Texas Tech vs Gonzaga game. Gonzaga started off strong with a 2 point lead going in to the half but ended up losing by six. Rui Hachimura lead the all scorers of Gonzaga with 22 points. Jarrett Culver lead the Scorers for Texas Tech with 19 points. Texas Tech played more of a team game than Gonzaga, while Gonzaga underestimated how good Texas Tech really is and tried to play hero ball. The final score was 75 to 69.

Another game that was a disappointment for me to watch was the Purdue vs Virginia game. Purdue started off heated, destroying Virginia. They got off to an early 12 point lead, but that didn’t stop Virginia from giving up. At the half the score was 30-29 Purdue. In the second half it was still a really close game. At the end of regulation the score was locked at 70 all. Virginia pulled through in overtime scoring 10 points while Purdue only scored 5. Carsen Edwards was all the hype, scoring 42 points in the game. But with little help from his teammates, the Purdue Boilermakers came up five points short losing 80-75.


The nest game that had people shocked was the Auburn vs Kentucky game. Everyone had Kentucky picked to win this game because they are a well known basketball school. But Auburn started off a little slow losing by 5 points 35-30, but in the second half the Auburn Tigers caught back up scoring 5 more points than Kentucky sending the game in to overtime. This is where Auburn ran away with it. They scored 17 points in overtime while Kentucky only scored 11. Auburn ended up winning 77-71.

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