UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Sixty-eight teams, seven rounds, one winner.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is better known as March Madness because the stakes are as high as the drama, and the outcomes are as unpredictable as the winning lottery numbers.
The selection committee finalized the bracket on Sunday, March 11, seeding each team in one of four regions.
That’s when Texas Tech learned that it would be making the short trip to Dallas to play another Texas team, Stephen F. Austin.
That’s also when Lipscomb University, a tiny school from Nashville, Tennessee, found out it would be playing its first ever NCAA Tournament game against defending national champs North Carolina.
A No. 16 seed, like Penn, has never beaten a No. 1 seed, like Kansas.
Likewise, only once have all four number one seeds made it to the Final Four.
The madness begins on Tuesday.