Who will win the NCAA tournament?

By Kasey Minnick
April 3, 2008

This 2007-2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament marks the first time in history that each of the four No. 1 seeds made it to the prestigious Final Four. But, since the No. 1 seeds are projected to come out of their four brackets from the get-go, does that mean that no upsets took place along the way? I think not.

As the 64 teams entered the first round, No. 13 San Diego State beat the No. 4 University of Connecticut Huskies 70-69 with a jumper at 1.2 seconds left in regulation.

In just the second round of play, West Virginia University, the No. 7 seed took on the No. 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils, which barely inched by Belmont 71-70 in the first round. The Mountaineers pulled out the win 73-67 to advance to the Sweet 16 to take on No. 3 Xavier, which in the end would be the end of the road for West Virginia as Xavier took the “w.”

Lastly, the projected Cinderella team of the tournament, Davidson College, which was ranked No. 10, beat the No. 3 ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers 73-56 sending Davidson to the Elite Eight to for the right to play the No. 1 University of Kansas Jayhawks. Davidson nearly pulled off another great upset to “add the cherry on top” to the tournament, but falling 57-59.

The championship will take place on April 7 at 9 pm that will pin Memphis or UCLA against North Carolina or Kansas.

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