March Madness is now in full swing and is (finally) living up to its name.
The tournament is starting to wind down as teams are now battling to get into the Sweet Sixteen. However, there have already been crazy moments that basketball fans will talk about until the end of the tournament. Even though it just started, these three moments are definitely the highlights of the tournament so far.
#1 seed Villanova losing to #8 seed Wisconsin
One of the biggest upsets of the tournament already happened in the Round of 32, with #1 overall seed Villanova losing by 3 points to #8 seed Wisconsin. The Badgers out-shot and out-defended the Wildcats, as Wisconsin is now going to the Sweet Sixteen, busting a ton of brackets in the process.
Michigan’s “Cinderella” Run
Ok, putting the University of Michigan and a “Cinderella” run together may seem very contradictory. However, they were considered a bubble team before making the tournament (winning the Big 10 tournament certainly helped), and now they are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Talk about an underdog story from a typically non-underdog school.
The missed goaltending call in the Northwestern/Gonzaga game
One of the biggest missed calls happened during the Northwestern/Gonzaga game, where Gonzaga got away with a goaltending call while Northwestern head coach Chris Collins got a technical foul.