A couple of big sporting events happened over the past couple of weeks. March Madness concluded for both the Men's and Women's tournaments. The Masters also went down is Augusta.
The women's tournament started as UCONN being the dominant team and likely favorite as they always are. The Uconn women did, in fact, dominate everyone. Including a beatdown of over 50 against SMU. Uconn did make it to the Final Four, where they faced off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game ended up going into overtime, where they won 91-89 because of a buzzer beater by Arike Ogunbowale. Ogunbowale scored 27, while her teammate Jackie Young poured in 32 points. Notre Dame went on to face Mississippi State, who beat Louisville in overtime. Once again Arike worked her magic and drained a buzzer beater cementing her legacy in Women's tournament history.
The men's tournament was a roller coaster ride with the usual upsets and Cinderella stories. Loyola Chicago and Michigan were two teams that no one realistically believed would make the Final Four, but they both clinched the trip. Michigan came out on top over the Ramblers. Loyola came out strong, but their luck ran out and Michigan turned it on to advance to the championship. On the other side of the bracket Villanova obliterated Kansas as they manged to break the record for most three-pointers in a Final Four game. The Wildcats advanced. Villanova faced off against the Wolverines and managed to control the game thanks to Donte Dimencizo. Donte came off the bench and immediately gave them a spark. He finished with 31 points, which is the most points by a bench player in championship game history.
Patrick Reed. A name that no one would have picked to win the Masters. However, he defied the odds and managed to win his first major. Reed managed to do fantastic on his first couple of rounds and he managed to fight off very good runs by Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth, who got 2nd and 3rd respectively. Reed finished at -15. Other notable gofers include Tiger Woods, who finished +3, and Rory Mcllroy, who finished -9.