With the NCAA basketball season approaching the home stretch, the most electric 18 days in sports rears its head once again. March Madness 2016 is soon to be upon us and teams must take advantage of the remaining regular season to secure their hopes of being one of the 64 teams at a shot at the national title.
The tournament has gained some of its fame due to the massive phenomenon that is “bracketology”. Millions of people all over the world print out, fill out, and bet on their bracket to have the perfect combination of wins and losses. Last year, Danny Segura ’16 managed to make his bracket one on 74 left in the entire world using his unique strategy of picking teams based on the “cool” factor of their respective mascots.
“Most of my success is due to Alabama Birmingham’s ability to expose their first seeded match-up,” says Segura, “I never had a doubt in my mind that the Dragons would put the paws on them.”
The odds of such an event occurring within the confines of Heritage High School are truly remarkable.
“I’ll never forget watching the games tick down and Danny coming out on top, game after game. We truly witnessed American history that day,” says Marshall Cain ’16
Teams this year seem to have hit their stride at the correct moment include, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Texas Longhorns and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Irish, fresh off their win against the dynasty that is #2 ranked UNC, are on a solid trajectory to follow up last years Elite Eight appearance. The 24-4 Kansas Jayhawks have recently secured their 11th straight Big 12 Conference championship.The Jayhawks, boasting the NCAA’s highest Rating Percentage Index (RPI), are very likely to secure a top seed.by