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Is the '16 men's tourney the craziest ever?

Article Written by Will Parchman
Published: November 23, 2016

Did we just witness the wildest first two rounds in men’s NCAA tourney history?

That conclusion isn’t all that off base. The No. 1 seed is gone in perhaps the most improbable comeback in tourney history. Nearly half of the tourney’s second round featured five total goals, a mad stat given the amount of buttoned-up defending teams tend to do at this time of year. And through it all we’re no closer to handicapping a champion.

The third round kicks off all over the country this weekend, with 16 teams becoming eight by the end of Sunday. We’ve already learned a ton from this tournament, but here’s three things in particular you need to know about what we’ve seen so far.

The 2016 College Cup, whoever participates, is destined to be a madhouse.

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