It has developed into a cultural phenomenon in the United States. Starting in November, teams from all around the country begin their journey toward being atop the ladder in April, cutting down the nets and hoisting the championship trophy.
For some teams, it is as simple as winning their conference tournament and getting an at-large bid. For others, they sit and wait on the "bubble," hoping the selection committee views their "resume" as viable enough to be put into the field of 68. The expansion of teams, in its first year from 64 to 68, allows the entry of four more teams, but the unfortunate part of being that 69th team will always be debated each year.
Now that play-in games have been played and the second round of games have been completed, here's a list of 10 things that I've learned from Round 2 (some of which I wish I had known before I filled out my bracket).