Well, the first day of round two of the NCAA tournament busted several of our entrants' brackets, as well as broke our entrants' hearts.
Tennessee put on their worst performance in nearly three months to choke away the biggest game of their season against Michigan. I firmly believe that Tennessee will never win any important close game or achieve a national championship in any major sport for as long as I live. The school is cursed with mediocrity, building up the hopes of their fans over the course of the season just to underperform and shatter those hopes every single year. I publicly renounced my Tennessee fandom last year after experiencing a quarter-century of consistent misery from them (except for the glimmering stretch when Bruce Pearl was there), so I fully expected their ice cold shooting performance and collapse down the stretch last night. But as a fan of good basketball in general, I was utterly disgusted.
I would literally bet my life that the seven entrants to the Bucket Squad Sports Reports (Your #1 Source for All Things Sports) Mega March Madness Matchup Monstrosity would have shot better than 2/18 from three last night. I would agree to let an executioner guillotine me at mid-court following the game if we couldn't shoot better than 11% from three. Tennessee's guards should be ashamed of their pathetic shooting display, and that's coming from a neutral, unbiased lover of basketball.
But anyway, let's take a look at our leaderboard after half of the 2nd round games have been played. It's worth noting that three people had Tennessee winning it all in their bracket, and five people had them in the final four, so that loss had some significant implications on who will become the Bucket Squad Sports Reports (Your #1 Source for All Things Sports) Mega March Madness Matchup Monstrosity champion.
1. groovypup (330 points)
2. Trizzy (320 points)
T3. Andrew's Bracket (300 points)
T3. BallaStatus479422890 (300 points)
T5. Don't Matter, Go Vols (290 points)
T5. Feelslike2022 (290 points)
7. Swatson (270 points)
Written by Nick Swatson