Monday, March 17, 2008

Feel the Madness of NCAA Basketball!

basketballs While the primary focus here at Love and Basketball is NBA basketball, March Madness is now upon us! As of yesterday, the 65 team field for the 2008 NCAA Men's basketball tournament was announced. I'm definitely biased in favor of my alma mater, the UCONN Huskies, who have been on a bit of a tear during the second half of the college basketball season. However, they appear to be in probably the toughest of the brackets, the West region. This region includes #1 seed UCLA, #2 Duke and then West Virginia who just knocked off Connecticut in the Big East tournament. The Huskies will need to really step up their play to make it out of this bracket, or the other 3 teams will need to really be off.

The other 3 top seeds in the tournament are North Carolina, Kansas and Memphis. Memphis has had a strong season, but the knock on them is free throw shooting. Kansas and UNC are already being penned in by many analysts as favorites to win it all, while the Georgia Bulldogs and Pitt Panthers are considered just two of the possible cinderella/sleeper/spoiler squads. Both teams have been on impressive 4 game runs which they ended by winning their respective tournaments to earn bids into the NCAA Tourney.

To bring it back to NBA basketball, we will definitely be seeing several potential superstars for the NBA's future. Roy Hibbert of Georgetown, Hasheem Thabeet of UCONN and Tyler Hansborough of UNC are 3 big men who may be coming to a NBA court near you in the next 2 seasons.

The NCAA tournament games get started Thursday on CBS. The full bracket and tourney info is available at: WWW.NCAA.COM. Start filling your brackets out now on, but just don't get caught making picks during work!

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