Your bracket may be busted, but that doesn’t mean you stopped paying attention. The departure of pre-tournament favorites Villanova and Duke was a shock, but the story of the weekend has to go to our round 1 attention heroes, Xavier, who delivered their second upset, in three days. We now have a few days to catch our breath, so here are the attention numbers from the Round of 32.
The most attention-grabbing game of the weekend was the captivating battle between Florida and Virginia. Florida’s lock-down defense limited Virginia to just 39 points, shooting just 7% from three-point range.
Next week promises to bring more intrigue. Will attention peak as we see the best teams in the country compete for the ultimate prize? Or will attention taper off as America recovers from the busiest basketball weekend of the year?