Omaha is moving up in the sports/entertainment.
The 2018 NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 began with a crazy Thursday evening, seeing three of the four games end with an upset. There are four more contests on tap tonight and there is plenty of bracket-busting potential in each of them. One of the most intriguing games on the schedule takes place in Omaha this evening, as it involves No. 2 Duke taking on No. 11 Syracuse in the Midwest regional.
On paper, it’s the most lopsided of all the Sweet 16 showdowns. Oddsmakers opened the Blue Devils as an 11-point favorite over the Orange, which makes sense considering this is the widest gap in seeding for any regional pairing. It’s hard to count ‘Cuse out before the final buzzer though, as last night once again proved that anything can happen during March Madness. While none of the teams that lost on Thursday were double-digit chalk, both Kansas State and Florida State outright won as the second- and third-largest underdogs, respectively, of the round. Seth Davis had an interesting tweet about how takes change rapidly in sports. There certainly shouldn’t be anyone that still believes Duke can’t win it all after the school earned five national titles since 1990 and two in the past decade: A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example, two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in “consolation” or “classification” matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third-place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JiY9QOMBI