2018 NCAA Tournament First Round Thread (Friday 3/16)

Well, if you didn’t stay up for the late games last night, you could be waking up to quite the surprise: 4 seed Arizona, widely considered talented enough to be a contender for most of the year, didn’t just lose to 13 seed Buffalo— they were flat out hammered.  This is a high-schadenfreude result due to the allegations swirling around coaches Sean Miller and Book Richardson and star Deandre Ayton (as well as the complete elimination of the PAC-12 from this year’s tournament).  Unfortunately,  I can’t join the party wholeheartedly, as I had picked the Wildcats for the Final Four.  Such is the way of brackets.

In the Avocado pool, ewlmo4 currently leads the way with an impressive 14-2 record after day 1.  Following closely at 13-3 are Dan Pierce, Dramus18, Flubba Gunto, ganews, Rex Reilly, Thundergun, OuterStace, and Shoe Contract Pending. Two players picked Arizona to win the championship, and one picked Miami.

http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2018/en/group?groupID=2535275

What surprises does today’s action hold?