Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Go back two weeks ago, back when Kendall Marshall had two healthy wrists, when Duke and Missouri were both legitimate threats to reach the Final Four, when Fab Melo was preparing to lead a veteran-laden Syracuse squad to the promised land.  Self-proclaimed bracket experts were diligently breaking down each of the tournament’s 32 pairings, laboriously pursuing every angle of every matchup to find this year’s VCU, Butler, or George Mason. The first weekend of Madness—no, not “March Monotony”, Greg Anthony—produced several notable upsets, including two No. 15 seeds knocking off their superiors, marking the first time said feat has been accomplished. Lehigh and Norfolk State were on the good end of that bargain, and for their improbable upsets they will forever be remembered; Duke and Missouri, on the other hand, had to watch as their successful 25+-win seasons come to a screeching halt. But the upsets were few and far between. The only true “Cinderella” that survived the first three ...
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