atching the NCAA tournament, of course, and I’m still struggling with the fact they are calling this game between Kansas and North Carolina the 3rd Round.
No, I can’t let it go. I’m like that. Moreover, I know this is the 2nd year (or they may say 3rd) for this.
So, what this really says is that of the 64 team field in the tournament, 60 teams got 1st Round-Byes. That means 93.8% of the field got 1st Round-Byes. I don’t know for sure but when we had tournaments in High School basketball, only 1 team got a bye.
The dictionary says that a bye is;
2. Sports. The position of one who draws no opponent for a round in a tournament and so advances to the next round.
Of course, for the NCAA that definition would be altered to say;
2. Sports (NCAA). The position of sixty who draw no opponent for a round in a tournament and so advance to the next round.