SI Vault
 
BRACKET RACKET
Kelli Anderson
March 25, 2013
The NCAA tournament isn't just about breakout stars and bracket-busters (college basketball's version of last-lap crashes), but it's also about community. From 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, when Michigan State and Valparaiso tip off in Auburn Hills, Mich., until the April 8 final in Atlanta, more than 100 million people will tune in to the stunning twists and turns of what amounts to a three-week soap opera. And that's not counting the women's tournament, which may have more familiar protagonists (see Baylor, UConn, Notre Dame and Stanford) but is just as capable of yielding the unexpected.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
March 25, 2013

Bracket Racket

View CoverRead All Articles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

BUTLER

Bulldogs guard Rotnei Clarke delivers in his NCAA debut.

13 MONTANA

4 SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE

After losing Mathias Ward to injury, Grizzlies lose to Orange.

12 CAL

5 UNLV

UNLV

Even in San Jose, Rebels are too much for Bears to bear.

Continue Story
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19