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Cinderella Madness is Pure Madness

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The Cinderella shoe represents the underdogs during March Madness.

The Cinderella shoe represents the underdogs during March Madness.

The Cinderella shoe represents the underdogs during March Madness.

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March Madness consists of 64 teams. This tournament is known for the underdogs ( also known as the Cinderella stories), and a lot of people watch it just for the underdogs. This is why this time of the year is known as March Madness. As usual, when the underdogs lose to a better team, nobody really cares, but when the underdog does beat them, your phone will be going crazy with alerts for a long time. Normally, if the underdogs win in the first round, they normally won’t go very far. Yet eventually, when they lose, they will still be proud of what they have accomplished.

When March Madness was expanded into 64 teams, many crazy things have happened. For 29 out of the 33 years, the twelfth seed has upset the fifth seed. The first twelfth seed to beat a fifth seed was in 1985, when Kentucky beat Washington. The most recent twelfth seed to create an upset against a fifth seed was in 2017, when Middle Tennessee beat the fifth seeded Minnesota Gophers 81-72. In the second round, twelfth seeds actually don’t do so badly. There have been 20 twelfth seeds that have gone on to win their second round games to advance to the sweet 16 ( the third round).

Before this year, there has never been a first seed to lose to a 16 seed (which is the worst seed that you can get). This year, the worst team in the tournament the UMBC Retrievers (from the University of Maryland Baltimore County) beat the best team in the tournament: University of Virginia Cavaliers. UMBC didn’t just beat Virginia, they absolutely demolished them. The score was 74-54, and during the season, Virginia was the best defensive team. Before this year, 16 seeds had 0 wins and 135 losses against the first seeds. The bottom line is you never know what to expect during this time of pure madness.

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