The NCAA tournament is full of surprises. The Arizona Wildcats were picked by many to win the National Championship. They had Deandre Ayton – arguably the first pick in this year’s NBA draft – and a host of other blue chippers. However, Buffalo had other ideas. The Bulls slapped the Wildcats 89-68 in the first round Thursday. Upsets are what March Madness is all about. Former President Barack Obama also picked Arizona and the Buffalo players clapped back:
So what do you do when you’re on top of the world? What do you do after beating a Final Four contender by 21 points? You call out the former President of the United States of America, of course.
MASSINBURG: President Barack Obama, he picked Arizona to beat us. And I just want to say, President Obama, I’m sorry, but I had to. [Laughter]
CLARK: Should have chose the handsome guys. [Laughter]
Obama released his brackets for the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on Wednesday, and had Arizona beating both Buffalo and Kentucky to advance to the Sweet 16. He had a decent first day, going 12 for 16 and nailing the Loyola Chicago-over-Miami upset.
The bulls held Deandre Ayton to only 14 points only 13 field goal attempts. Their guard play was stellar; they controlled the tempo, hit shots from deep and drove the lane to create wide open looks for their teammates. A team beat a group of mercenaries. Let’s see if they can going.