Once again, we've learned to expect the unexpected when tourney time arrives.
Seeds are paramount on Selection Sunday, but those distinctions hardly matter once the madness tips off. Conference superiority, program clout and player notoriety have no effect on the scoreboard when unfamiliar opponents clash on the path to a national title.
The field of 64 commenced Thursday, and the curtain closed on Sunday evening with just 16 squads remaining. More than a few favorites fell by the wayside during the tournament's opening four-day span.
Here's a look at the games that captured our attention and reminded every wannabe bracketologist that there's little rhyme or reason to what occurs on the court in the latter stages of March.