Day one of March Madness is in the books. Upsets, upsets, upsets! These three words pretty much sum up what transpired on yesterday for Texas teams in the NCAA Tournament.
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If you weren’t aware, there are actually 0 teams representing the state of Texas in March Madness right now. I anticipated the losses of Texas Southern and Stephen F. Austin (mainly because SFA is my alum’s rival). Oh, and Texas since I predicted UT getting sent home in the 3rd round. However, I cannot say the same for Baylor and SMU.
Judging from my bracket below, you can see I was a victim of “Texas bias”. Baylor AND SMU making it to the Elite Eight?! Yea, I guess you can say I had high hopes.
It was unfortunate that both teams fell to underdog opponents. I can only imagine how long the bus/airplane ride back home feels. However, these teams should be back in the tourney next year. SMU lost a few starters and managed to win their conference this past year. I look forward to the Mustangs readjusting and making a lengthier run in the 2016 tourney.
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Fans of the Bears have a lot of positives going into next season, mainly because they’re only losing two seniors. Baylor has always been a tough competitor. Plus, there will be a chip on their shoulder as they look for redemption in 2016.
Let’s just be thankful I didn’t predict one of those Texas teams to win it all.
So far, I have four brackets in total (three on ESPN Tourney Challenge; one on CBS Sports that you see below).
Surprisingly, I was sold on the idea of Kentucky (and even Duke) winning the championship. But I have a good feeling that Wisconsin may be the team to surprise everyone.
At the end of the day, it’s March Madness. Anything can happen (like the goal-tending call on SMU)
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