This week, March Madness moves into full swing. Yes, there were a few conference tournaments last week but the majority is this week. If you cannot get your fill of college basketball, you aren’t trying hard enough.
For most teams the conference tournaments are tune-ups for the NCAA tournament. But you rather not lay an egg in the first league game. You want to build positive momentum in March not the negative kind. Teams struggling in March usually cannot just turn it on in the NCAA tournament.
Of course, there are bubble teams sweating the league tournaments. Bubble teams really want to become hot in conference tournaments and they want no upsets. For example, if a team with a losing record wins the league tournament, that school may force a bubble team to the NCAA sidelines.
Except blow-out games, close ones and buzzer-beaters this week. This is like salad before the main course (NCAA tournament) next week.
Some teams will cry foul. But it is literally the way the ball bounces this time of year. That’s why it is called March Madness.