Every NCAA Tournament Game In One Sentence

St. Peter’s guard Daryl Banks III (5) dunks the gall during the first half of a college basketball game against Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) SOURCE: Darron Cummings/AP

First Four

Texas Southern overcame 15 turnovers to beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Trayce Jackson Davis put on a show, scoring 29 points to lead Indiana over Wyoming.

Wright State made Bryant’s Peter Kiss uncomfortable, defeating the Bulldogs with the help of the home crowd.

Notre Dame was outshot and outrebounded, but they protected the ball well enough to pull out a 2 point 2OT win over Rutgers.

Round of 64

Colorado State started off hot, but couldn’t deal with the size of Michigan as the game went on.

Providence beat South Dakota State by dictating the tempo, playing strong, and defending the three.

Memphis got ahead early and kept the lead despite a 2nd half surge from Boise State.

Baylor sunk 11 threes and led wire to wire in a big win over Texas Southern.

Tennessee assisted on 29 of their 33 made field goals en route to a 32 point win over Longwood.

Nathan Cayo had two late and ones to push Richmond over Iowa in an upset.

Gonzaga trailed as late as 13 minutes to play, but went on a massive run to beat Georgia State by 21.

North Carolina sunk 13 threes and grabbed 52 rebounds in a massive blowout win over Marquette.

Teddy Allen scored 37 points to will New Mexico State to an upset win over UConn.

Saint Peter’s answered every Kentucky punch with a counterpunch and eventually pulled off the 15 over 2 upset.

Saint Mary’s dominated the floor on both ends, beating Indiana by 30.

Creighton overcame a 14 point deficit and an injury to star Ryan Kalkbrenner to win in overtime against San Diego State.

Arkansas had 4 players in double digits as they squeaked out a win over Vermont.

The tide turned for Akron when Enrique Freeman fouled out, paving the way for a UCLA takeover and Bruin win.

Murray State and Jamaree Bouyea traded buckets in a legendary overtime period that ended with the Racers on top.

Remy Martin played one of his best games of the season as Kansas comfortably defeated Texas Southern.

Loyola Chicago didn’t play basketball, they merely did cardio for 40 minutes in an embarrassing loss to Ohio State.

Auburn used a late first half run and a Jabari Smith poster to take out Jacksonville State.

Texas Tech came out blisteringly hot, making a statement by dropping 97 in a win over Montana State.

As soon as Azar Swain cooled off, Purdue took off and never looked back, leaving Yale in the dust.

Villanova struggled early, but their balanced attack led big runs late in the first and through the second, defeating Delaware.

Miami almost blew a double-digit lead, but Drew Peterson’s half-court heave just rimmed out, ending the Trojans’ season.

Cormac Ryan’s 29 points were enough to beat a depleted Alabama team.

Texas’ Andrew Jones led the way with 5 of Texas’ ten three pointers as they pulled away from Virginia Tech.

Illinois got their first lead over Chattanooga with 45 seconds left, but all that matters at the end is who has more.

Duke physically dominated CS Fullerton to the tune of another big win.

Arizona got an excellent performance from Christian Koloko to advance past Wright State.

Tyrese Hunter went OFF including a dagger late three to propel Iowa State over LSU.

Houston got out to a really strong start and rode Kyler Edwards to a win over UAB.

Davidson almost tried to lose the game against Michigan State with poor shot selection.

TCU’s defense stifled Seton Hall to the tune of a 69–42 win.

Wisconsin answered an early second half three point barrage by having their best defensive stretch of the season to close out Colgate.

Round of 32

If you name a basketball thing, it happened in UNC’s overtime roller coaster upset over reigning champion Baylor.

A depleted Creighton team gave Kansas absolutely everything they could handle, but the Jayhawks came out on top.

Hunter Dickinson played like a man possessed leading Michigan over Tennessee.

Providence handled Richmond with 5 players in double digits.

Saint Peters led wire-to-wire against Murray State to become the third 15 seed to ever make the Sweet 16.

After trailing by 7 in the first half, UCLA rode their four star players to a big win over Saint Mary’s.

Teddy Allen shot just 5–16 in his encore performance and Arkansas defeated New Mexico State.

Drew Timme and Gonzaga came back from 10 points down in order to take out Memphis.

Houston used an excellent performance by Taze Moore to propel them over a talented Illinois team.

Villanova bent, but never broke, once again showing that they never get rattled, in their second round win over Ohio State.

Coach K’s career lives to fight at least one more game as Duke fought for 40 minutes to beat Michigan State.

Iowa State’s blistering defense shut down the Wisconsin offense en route to an upset win in Milwaukee.

Notre Dame gave them all that they could handle, but Mark Adams’ Red Raiders avoided the upset.

Auburn’s size advantage wasn’t enough, as Miami exploited matchups on the perimeter to pull off the upset.

The tide of the Purdue/Texas game turned when Purdue went on a 20–0 first half run, they ended up winning by 10.

From Dalen Terry’s mishap to Benn Mathurin’s poster, this game had it all, except it didn’t turn into a bracket buster as Arizona survived TCU in overtime.

Sweet 16

A rare off night offensively for Gonzaga provided just enough for Arkansas to pull off the upset.

Houston’s playstyle rattled Arizona, it took them a while to truly get going, and the Cougars were able to put the game away.

When in doubt, Villanova went to Collin Gillespie to get them buckets and avoid the upset against Michigan.

Duke closed the game very strong to keep Coach K’s career alive against Texas Tech.

Saint Peter’s cinderella story stayed alive by smothering the high-powered Purdue offense and hitting clutch free throws.

Remy Martin was the difference as Kansas survived a late Providence comeback effort to advance to the Elite Eight.

North Carolina got a career-defining performance from Caleb Love to advance past UCLA in Philly.

Miami got an excellent performance from their starting lineup on both ends the whole way to beat Iowa State.

Elite 8

Villanova didn’t let Houston’s pressure defense get to them, they pump-faked, jump-stopped, and bounce passed their way back to the Final Four.

Duke pulled away in the second half to set up a storybook Final Four meeting with either North Carolina or Saint Peter’s.

Miami hung around in the first half, but Kansas outscored them 47–15 in the second half en route to another Final Four appearance.

North Carolina made it clear very early that the Peacocks' run would be finished, and that the Heels would be going to set up a rubber match with Duke.

Final 4

Kansas shot the lights out in the first half, and while Villanova fought hard, they couldn’t overcome the Jayhawks shooting.

North Carolina fittingly ended Coach K’s career in one of the greatest displays of back-and-forth college basketball in the long history of the game.

National Championship Game

Basketball is a game of runs, and in the back-and-forth national title game, Kansas had the final run, winning them a championship.



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Sam Federman

Sam Federman

17 Year Old Sports Fan, NYC CBB Beat Writer. Aspiring sports broadcaster, analyst, and journalist. Host of PowerSports PowerHour