Blue Devils, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!): An Overview of the NCAA Basketball Season

The NCAA basketball season is hitting high gear and we’re quickly approaching March Madness, so let’s look at some of the highlights of the season.

The Baylor Bears have been on a tear this season, dominating teams all across the league.  Led by guards Jared Butler and Macio Teague, they have earned a perfect 10-0 record in the Big 12 conference matchups, and a 21-1 record overall.

Altogether, Baylor has been amazing to watch so far, and are looking to be serious National Championship contenders.

The season has also seen its share of exciting rivalry games, two of which were played this past Saturday night. SEC rivals Auburn Tigers and LSU Tigers (ranked 11 and 18 respectively) played a great game that ended up going into overtime.

Auburn came out with the victory after a clutch floater by J’Von McCormick with 0.1 seconds left.

Basketball powerhouses North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils played an intense close game on Saturday night, with the Blue Devils coming out on top. The Tar Heels, although struggling at times throughout the season, found themselves with a 13-point lead with four and a half minutes left.

However, the 7th ranked Duke came roaring back, sending the game into overtime off a jumper by Tre Jones after an intentionally missed free throw, and winning in overtime off a rebound and putback by freshman Wendell Moore Jr.  As we can see from this weekend, the comebacks and heartbreaks have already begun, which means that March Madness has the potential to be wilder than ever before.

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