The NCAA Tournament has been as wild as any in recent memory thus far. How often do you see a 35-0 team in the tourney? Just about as often as you see a No. 8 seed upset it in the round of 32. The Midwest Region has been a region of multiple upsets thus far and there doesn’t look to be an end in sight.
As you could have probably inferred from my previous statement, the 35-0 Wichita State Shockers lost in the third round to the No. 8 seed — possibly underrated — Kentucky Wildcats, ending all hopes of a perfect season of 40-0 with a national title.
That game wasn’t the only exciting one in the region as the Duke Blue Devils, a No. 3 seed, lost to the 14th-seeded Mercer Bears in the round of 64, ending Mike Krzyzewski‘s hopes of winning yet another national title and adding on to the number of upset losses that Duke has suffered in first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Louisville had a scare in the second round against the Manhattan Jaspers, but rebounded nicely to put the hurt on Saint Louis in the round of 32.
A Louisville-Kentucky matchup is exactly what people were hoping for as the in-state rivals are set to square off this weekend for a shot at getting to the Elite Eight.
Let’s take a look at that game and the other game in the regional semifinal, or Sweet 16, of the Midwest Region:
-No. 8 Kentucky vs No. 4 Louisville on Friday, March 28 at 9:45 p.m. EST on CBS
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