2013 NCAA bracket available for download (updated)Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
While you watch all of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament during March Madness, follow along with a downloadable bracket, courtesy of Toledo Free Press Star and Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania.
The bracket is updated with all of the winners throughout the tournament, including the championship matchup from April 8 in Atlanta, pitting No. 4 Michigan University Wolverines against No. 1 Louisville Cardinals. Louisville won the championship game, 82-76. It’s the teams first national title since 1986.
No. 2 The Ohio State University Buckeyes made it to the final four for the first time since 2007. The team lost to the No. 9 Wichita State Shockers on March 30, 70-66.
The Buckeyes beat the Iowa State Cyclones to secure a spot in the Sweet 16. A 3-pointer by Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft with 0.5 seconds left in the game lifted Ohio State past Iowa State, 78-75.
No. 3 Michigan State University Spartans also made it to the Sweet 16, handily beating the No. 6 Memphis Tigers 70-48. No. 4 Michigan University Wolverines also made it to the Sweet 16, beating the No. 5 Virginia Commonwealth University Rams 78-53.
The Wolverines will play the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks on Friday, March 29 at 7:37 p.m. The Spartans are scheduled to play the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils on Friday, March 29 at 9:45 p.m.
Three Ohio teams made it into the tournament: The Buckeyes, No. 10 University of Cincinnati Bearcats and No. 12 University of Akron Zips. All but the Buckeyes were out in the first round.
For those looking to watch tournament action in person, there are early round games in Auburn Hills, Mich., and Dayton. Go here for tickets.
Last year, Kentucky won the championship game, 67-59, over Kansas. It was the team’s eighth NCAA men’s basketball title and head coach John Calipari’s first. Ohio State lost to Kansas in the Final Four, 62-64. Ohio State had beat out No. 1 Syracuse in Boston during the Elite 8 matchup. Ohio had four teams make it to the “Sweet Sixteen”: The Ohio State University Buckeyes, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, Xavier University Musketeers and Ohio University Bobcats.
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