March Madness


March Madness is an annual basketball competition consisting of the best sixty-eight Division 1 teams in the nation. There are four 16 seeded teams that enter the tournament bracket. These teams will compete for the national championship in seven rounds, and the last round is called the Final Four.

The women’s final four for March Madness took place at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 3. The competing teams were South Carolina vs Louisville and Stanford vs Connecticut.

Players to watch: One of South Carolina’s top forwards, Aliyah Boston, will be up against Louisville forward Olivia Cochran. Aliyah Boston averages 12.2 rebounds and 16.8 points per game.  Olivia Cochran averages 5.1 rebounds and 8.4 points per game. Additionally, Stanford guard, Haley Jones, averages 7.8 rebounds and 12.9 points per game, and Connecticut guard, Page Bueckers, averages 4.9 rebounds and 20 points per game. On Monday, March 28th, Bueckers scored 27 points for UCONN in the overtime game against North Carolina!

The rivalry between Stanford and UCONN will be put to the test soon in the Final Four. Stanford Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer and UCONN coach Geno Auriemma are known for their amazing coaching capabilities and are arguably two of the best women’s basketball coaches in the country. These two teams have played one another in the Final Four many times throughout the past few years.

In the men’s March Madness 2022 tournament, the Final Four consisted of Kansas, Villanova, Duke, and North Carolina. Kansas will be competing against a difficult Villanova team. Long-time rivals, Duke and North Carolina will compete against one another.