The March Madness Bracket That Never Was

After a season of chaos, the tournament was bound to be wild.

97.1 The Ticket
March 13, 2020 - 11:30 am

In the aftermath of the cancellation of March Madness, we're left to wonder what could have been. 

The upsets. The Cinderella runs. The legendary performances. An entire season of college basketball will sadly go without a final chapter. 

What would it have looked like? We'll never know -- and that's the hardest part. But we can imagine. Here to help us is Joe Lunardi, who offered one last bracket projection Thursday night.

Here it is, the tournament that never was. 

We've got Michigan as a 5 seed, taking on 12-seed Yale in the first round in Spokane. With a win, the Wolverines likely would have gotten a rematch with four-seed Oregon, who beat Michigan by one back in December. 

We've got Michigan State as a 3 seed in Cleveland, taking on 14-seed Bradley in a rematch of last year's first-round game. Had they won, the Spartans could have found themselves playing last year's national champs in 6-seed Virginia. 

The 1-seeds, just for kicks: Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor and San Diego State. It was bound to be a wild tournament after one of the most topsy-turvy seasons in recent memory. 

Instead, the madness will have to wait another year.