Last year we learned UConn and Geno Auriemma were, in fact, human in the NCAA Tournament.
Despite winning 111 games in a row and four straight national championships, Auriemma had one of the most human reactions after his team was upset on a buzzer beater to Mississippi State in the Final Four — he smiled.
There will be more smiling this year as the Huskies are once again a number one seed in the Albany Region and the almost unanimous favorite to return to the Final Four. If there is one team that could stop them, it is two-seed South Carolina.
Outside of the top two seeds, there could be some fireworks. Belmont is a trendy pick to pull of the upset over five-seeded Duke. Buffalo forces a ton of turnovers and plays lights out defense and can frustrate teams to a Sweet Sixteen berth.
At the end of the day, however, it will take a lot for the Elite Eight not to feature the top two seeds.
Here's how we see it breaking down: