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March Madness: the fight to stay 'till the end

After waiting three weeks and watching 68 teams battle for the title “national champions,” it has all finally come to an end. The popularity of March Madness has grown tremendously due to the year round unpredictability of who will win. Basketball fans from everywhere fill out brackets and try to guess the winning team and score, which has yet to be done.

The games began March 15 and continued through March 16 with the number one team in the nation and number one seat being the first to be bumped by Baltimore County, the first 16 seat team to ever knock the number one seat down in the first round in history, and ascended to the second round on March 17-18. From there teams were knocked out and, starting the second week, the sweet 16 teams were all that was left closely followed by the Elite Eight on March 24-25.

According to the USA Today Paper and based on their national title winning potential, the five teams that surprised everyone by making it to the sweet 16 rounds was: Syracuse Orange, Kansas State Wildcats, Florida State Seminoles, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Nevada Wolf Pack.

Once the Elite Eight worked and pushed out four teams to descend down to top four teams left, there was only Loyola- Chicago Rambers, Villanova Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, and the Michigan Wolverines.

Out of the final four, only two continued on: Michigan and Villanova, ending with Villanova taking the title of "National Champions" for March Madness 2018 with a score of 79 against Michigan's 62.

Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats!