How are your brackets? Demolished? Nearly perfect? This year was poised to return the heavy hitters, or the higher seeds, into the Final Four. That is exactly what has happened.
At this point, everyone is a (March) Mad Scientist. But not only did Ohio State, Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville advance to the Final Four, so will 10 officials.
Officials are evaluated throughout the year and in the tournament games. From the 36 who worked the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, 10 are selected to move on. In theory, those 10 are the best. Six of the 10 will work the two Final Four games. Three will work the title game. The remaining official is the alternate for all three games.
Here's a breakdown of the teams and the officials who will work the Final Four games.