In recent years college basketball has garnered many criticisms for its apparent monotony. When criticizing the game, sports critics and fans alike point to a nostalgic time period of college basketball glory days where games were high scoring and fast paced. The sports illustrated article written by Seth Davis outlined that the games today are bad because of “incessant timeouts, fouls that dragged out the ends of games, control-freak coaches and physical defense.” Davis based his work on the findings of quant Ken Pomeroy who found that the last time college basketball’s overall scoring reached this low was in 1952. According to Pomeroy, “Until the pace of change speeds up dramatically, this once-beautiful game will grind to a halt.”
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South Carolina Wins NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship
With a score of 64-49, The University of South Carolina defeated the University of Connecticut, making the Gamecocks the 2022 NCAA Women’s March Madness champions. South Carolina secured the lead just by half-time, a lead they continued to advance until the end of the game. Among many record-breaking accomplishments throughout the year, the win is the second national title for the University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball program.
2022 Women’s and Men’s NCAA March Madness Highlights
After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and last year’s games having only sparse crowds, Men’s and Women’s March Madness is running at full capacity and ready to kick off the final four matchups. The final four teams for the 2022 Women’s Basketball March Madness have been determined and announced Monday night. The lineup includes the Connecticut Huskies, the Louisville Cardinals, the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Stanford Cardinal.