March Madness – the NCAA Final Four

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Many thanks to Joe Lunardi of the UK’s Guardian for this one…

With all of the top four seeds reaching the semi-finals for the first time, the conclusion to the US college basketball tournament could be the greatest ever.

If you’ve never witnessed the Final Four – US college basketball’s semi-finals weekend – you are missing out on the greatest atmosphere sport has to offer. Picture Wembley Stadium cut into four slices, each filled with 20,000 people wearing the same colours, playing their own songs, waving their own flags and making as much noise as they possibly can at the exact same time. Now imagine that continuing non-stop for five hours over two games, and you have a sense of what awaits us in San Antonio on Saturday night.

This year promises to be extra special because, for the first time in the tournament’s history, the semi-finals and Monday night’s final will be contested by the four No1 seeds – North Carolina, Kansas, Memphis and UCLA. That four such outstanding teams have emerged in the same year is as much coincidence as anything else. There have certainly been many prior tournaments in which clear-cut No1 seeds have not advanced to the Final Four and we were left to scratch our heads and wonder how that could happen.

To read the rest of Joe’s article on the Guardian sportblog, click here.

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