The 2011 NCAA Tournament is already one night old, and we've already seen one overtime game as UNC Asheville came back in the second half to beat Arkansas-Little Rock. And as the NCAA Tournament really gets going with the second round tomorrow, the next three weeks will be filled with great performances, thrilling finishes and exciting basketball.
But for all the great performances, there is, unfortunately, the other side of the madness. The teams that will fall short, the small schools who will run out of gas and yes, the ones who will choke.
It's not a knock against some players and coaches, who have earned the right to make it to this point, and some of the players and coaches on this list are some of the more recognizable figures in the game today. Some of these coaches and players are from high-profile schools who are also expected to go far in this year's tournament.
But the point is as the pressure has ratcheted up, these coaches and players haven't been able to live up to the billing during their careers. And while all of the players and coaches who make this list have the ability to change their fates during this NCAA Tournament, the point is unless they can step up and break through that wall, history could be doomed to repeat itself.
This is the place to get my breakdown on who could be the players and coaches most likely to choke during the next couple of weekends. If you're filling out a bracket and need some last-minute advice, this might help you as well.
So read on for the latest updates, and for more March Madness, head to Bleacher Report's March Madness page, where you can find a printable bracket and a guest column by Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill.