March is the month of Madness


Joseph Cornetta, Staff Writer

The month of March is typically a boring month, unless you’re a college basketball fan. March 19th is a date every college basketball fan has circled on their calendar. It is the start of March Madness. March Madness consists of 68 college teams that all compete against each other, until there is four teams left. Also known as the final four.

The tournament also allows basketball fans to see future stars in the NBA. Some of those college athletes who are competing in the tournament include Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Ja Mortant, Brandon Clarke, Grant Williams, and many more.

Out of all 68 teams that are competing in the tournament the teams that fans need to keep an eye out are Duke Blue Devils, Gonzaga Bulldogs, North Carolina Tar Heels, and the Virginia Cavaliers.

Duke, who are a number one seed, is considered the favorite to win the whole March Madness tournament. Duke is led by Zion Williamson who is projected a top 5 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Williamson is considered the most dominant college basketball player since Anthony Davis, who led the Kentucky Wildcats to a national championship back in 2012. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 29-5.

March Madness usually has the best team win the tournament, but over the years in the tournament, fans have encountered an “upset”, meaning a higher seed loses to a drastically lower seed, such as last year when the #16 seeded UMBC Retrievers beat the #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers.

In my personal opinion, I see Duke winning the whole entire March Madness tournament. Duke is considered the most powerful team by many predictors, and by many basketball analysis. Duke’s starting lineup is easily considered the best in the whole NCAA, and is led by the few top players in the nations, who are eligible for the upcoming draft, June 2019

Duke will have to overcome teams like Virginia Tech, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Tennessee, and the other teams that are eligible for the Sweet 16.

During this time of March Madness, the tournament has its outcomes that can cause fans to either be upset, or happy. In my personal opinion, I don’t see myself being upset, based on the fact that Duke is a powerhouse in this tournament.