March Madness is About to Tip Off

Dom Girish

The NCAA tournament we lost last year has been found and is coming back better than ever.

   Insane buzzer-beaters, lockdown defense, nail-biting games, and heart-wrenching upsets are just weeks away as NCAA’s March Madness Tournament tips off on the 18th. 

   The official bracket is locked in consisting of 68 teams eager to take home the national championship back to their prestigious universities. 

   The tournament is broken down into seven rounds; First Four, First round, Second round, Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and the national championship. 

   Occurring before the start of these rounds is what is known as Selection Sunday. On Selection Sunday, NCAA officials come together to determine the seeding and matchups for the other 32 teams in the bracket. The other 32 teams are guaranteed a spot from winning their designated conference championship. 

   Junior sports fanatic,

“Filling out my bracket is one of the most fun aspects of the March Madness Tournament”. ”

— Joe DiVita

, is eager to spend his spring break watching basketball and “can’t wait to hear about all the upsets that are going to happen”. 

   In lieu of the recent pandemic, this year’s tournament will be held in one geographical location. To accommodate for this, all teams will be housed on dedicated hotel floors, with physically distanced meeting and dining rooms, as well as secure transportation to and from competition venues.

  Competitions revolving around the NCAA brackets, known as bracketology, have sparked among friend groups, coworkers, and family members. 

   DiVita goes on to mention, “Filling out my bracket is one of the most fun aspects of the March Madness Tournament”. 

   With the first round less than 10 days away, who will come out on top at the 2021 college basketball national champions?