It is that time of year. If you are a college basketball fan you are glued to the tube for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The brackets have been filled out. The talking about who should be in, who should be out is subsiding. The games have begun. The upsets are beginning.
I was very happy that my team Tennessee played it’s way into the tournament with a victory over Iowa.
And another of “my teams”, NC State also played into the tournament with a win over Xavier. (Unfortunately they had a nail biter loss to St. Louis on Thursday).
Battle of the States…. a few interesting NCAA tournament stats.
1. The BIG TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE TOURNAMENT
WHERE IS PROVIDENCE LOCATED?
2. THE STATE WITH THE MOST SCHOOLS IN TOURNAMENT…5
Coastal Carolina, Duke, NC Central, NC State, UNC
3. 2 STATES HAVE 4 TEAMS EACH
Cal Poly, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA
Baylor, Providence College, Stephen F. Austin, Texas
4. 6 STATES HAVE 3 EACH
Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky and Louisville
Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan
Albany, Manhattan, Syracuse
Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio State
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa
St. Joe’s, Pittsburg, Villanova
Let’s have a bracketology contest with recipes from your favorite NCAA school.
I will post recipes from the winning schools, states or teams, beginning with the Sweet Sixteen. If you have any great recipes to share please post in the comment section at the end this story or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to include your recipes and have readers vote on their favorites.
I have posted so many stories on Tailgating In The South, but this is your chance to celebrate the other parts of the country!
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.