NCAA Round 1: Favorites Prevail

Thank you all for entering the NCAA pool.

Oh, Villanova! What happened? In the battle of Wildcats, Kentucky prevailed.

Duke-haters, rejoice! While upsets were in short supply in the first round, Coach K’s men were ousted. So was Notre Dame, and just before St. Paddy’s Day, too. I imagine there are some hugover Irish folks out there today. Congrats to Rock Hill, SC, and in Richmond, VA, the homes of Winthrop and Virgina Commonwealth respectively.

Near misses: Texas A&M Corpus Christi and New Mexico St. each had impressive stretches but couldn’t hold on, and Illinois led the entire way only to crumble at the end. Scores are here.

We have a lot of contestants gunning for our fabulous T-shirts. Click here to take a look at the round-up of Final Four picks, and check to make sure I didn’t miss your entry. I’ll have the pool scores tabulated soon.

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