We nearly saw the ultimate Shocker last night, with Wichita State up 12 late into the second half. But Louisville pulled out their semi-final game…then Michigan sweated out a victory over Syracuse.
That sets up a 1v4 title game. There have only been two other championship match-ups involving those seeds. In 1996, top seed Kentucky downed Syracuse. But the following year, Rick Pitino’s Wildcats were upset in overtime by fourth-seeded Arizona.
The Madometer has already broken the record of 19.8% madness set in 2011. It can go no lower than 20.8%. If Michigan pulls off the surprise, the crazy gauge will stay where it is–at 21.2%. Either way, this has been the most unpredictable dance of the modern tourney era.