Final Four teams swoop into Houston for championship

The end of football season means the Superbowl. And once the football champions are crowned, most people start to think about the road to the Final Four.

March Madness has finally come, and it’s already proving to be interesting.

With all of the usual big basketball powerhouses making it to the 68—Kentucky, Duke, UConn and UNC there were also the typical colleges that made it but happen to be in smaller conferences, like Xavier, Butler and Marquette.

The number one seed spots went respectively to Duke, Kansas, Pitt and Ohio State. However, some schools were questionable. Not to have doubts about their talent as a basketball team, but University of Texas-San Antonio made it to the tourney. Seriously? And whom did they get doomed to play? The OSU Buckeyes. UTSA lost by almost 30 points.

At least they somewhat showed up to the game. The Tennessee Volunteers should be ashamed for how badly they lost. The Michigan Wolverines spanked Tennessee by 30 points. And that was just the first day.

Speaking of the first day of play, certain teams put on a great show with buzzer beaters. Kentucky vs. Princeton was one of them. One would think the Kentucky Wildcats, hailed by all of the basketball world to be kings of the college Division 1 court, along sadly with Duke, to have eased past the Ivy school men of Princeton. Well, you would be wrong.

The road to the Final Four has been intense. With all of the number one seeds dropping in past rounds, the final four will be the Butler Bulldogs, the UConn Huskies, Virginia Commonwealth and  the Kentucky Wildcats. Butler is definitely the Cinderella story of March Madness. Making it to the championship game last year, they lost to Kansas. They have made it to Houston, where the Final Four and championship game will be played this year and only have to win two more games to be crowned.

The Huskies of UConn are a team that knows that final four. They have been to the Final Four twice in the past three years and look bound and determined to win it all this basketball season.

For VCU, everyone knew they were capable of winning, but to knock off the number one seed Kansas, that was a shock.

As for basketball legends Kentucky, they are looking to adding a total of eight NCAA tourney championships.

Hopefully it will be Butler against Kentucky, in which the Wildcats will win.

Author: Stacy Fannin

Stacy Fannin is a junior mass communication/journalism major and is the sports editor for the newspaper. She is from Cedar Park, Texas, where she lives with her mom, little sister and adorable cat, Dusty. Stacy enjoys being with family and friends. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, Dr. Pepper, the Green Bay Packers, Texas and England. Stacy enjoys eating junk food, being around family and friends (and her cat), and talking on her phone named Jeffrey. She is a huge fan of Dr. Pepper, chocolate and of course, the Green Bay Packers!

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