March is a time where dreams come true and where dreams are shattered.
It seems to happen, every year. The past two years, Kansas and Pittsburgh were knocked out in the second round.
Both games had wild endings. Northern Iowa won on a fast break three-pointer, and Butler got fouled on a rebound with one second to play.
Northern Iowa and Butler must have been living a dream. Kansas and Pittsburgh must have felt crushed.
So what's going to happen this year? We won't have a good idea until selection Sunday. Matchups play a huge role when it comes to upsets. That doesn't mean we can't start making predictions.
There's always the chance that none of these teams make noise in the tournament. It's unlikely, but it's possible.
Anything can happen in March. Who would've ever thought 15-seeded Hampton State would knock off 2-seeded Iowa State in the 2001 NCAA tournament? Maybe something like that will happen this year—I would love to see it. That's what makes March Madness so special.