Well it finally happened. We all knew it was just a matter of time until some team would come along make history. Well, on March 18 2018 Kansas St. decided that they would defy everybody and do what most analysts thought would never happen and that’s be the first team team to ever knock off a 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It’s worth noting that our research staff has checked and it’s being confirmed that the 1998 Harvard’s women team never was a 9 seed and beaten a 16 seed, so we don’t have to worry about any false claims. Without a shadow of a doubt it is the Kansas St. Wildcats who are the first 9 seed to defeat a 16 seed. It’s an honor that you just know will get more people talking about the pretty big school from the Big 12 and will also probably usher in a higher enrollment. Look what happened to FGCU a few years ago. After they were the first 15 seed to make the Sweet 16, they got like a couple extra hundred kids to go to school there possibly afterwards. Hope K-State can stay grounded and focus on Kentucky who they play next week. Gonna be a different week for those players. Never before were they the first team to ever accomplish something has never happened before. That crown could get heavy. Here’s to the Wildcats for handling the pressure. For now, let the boys celebrate their place in history.
As for UMBC, stinks that history and the universe chose them to be the team to be the first team to lose to a 9 seed. Like I said, we all knew that one day it would happen but that doesn’t make it hurt any less. Hopefully, they can rebound and come back next year and deliver the quality basketball that we’re used to from them.