March Madness

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April Evan Coulter Mr. Gattozzi GSW 1110-102L: Final RD April 10, 2014 The Maddest March Yet March is one of the craziest, fun-filled, exciting months of the year, especially for people who love basketball. St. Patrick’s Day arrives, the warmth is just starting to come back; but that is not the best part, it’s all the March Madness. The NCAA Basketball Tournament brings happiness, laughter and upsets to some people and teams. Every Division 1 Basketball team in the country plays to eventually make it to the Sweet Sixteen on the bracket, in hopes of being the new NCAA Basketball Champions. Some teams struggle, while others come out on top. “The Game That Saved March Madness” written by Sean Gregory, Time staff writer who has been…show more content…
Although the history of the game is very important, Gregory and Wolff are so knowledgable in the game of basketball that the way they describe this game makes readers feel like they could close their eyes and see the action happen. Details can make or break a story, and in this case they made it. One way they showed details were by describing the conversation of the sports analysts Dick Vitale and John Saunders, who were calling the game. Dick Vitale said “that if Princeton won, he would hitchhike from ESPN's offices in Bristol, Conn., to Providence and lead the Tigers' cheerleaders for the second-round game” (Gregory and Wolff). This was a While comparing the two teams, Gregory and Wolff say: The teams also had contrasting styles. The Hoyas pushed the tempo and pressured the ball full-court. "We had a very nasty disposition about us," says Mourning. "We played hard-nosed, rough, very defensive-minded, in-your-face basketball." The Tigers slowed the pace in an attempt to neutralize the physical gap with other teams. "You had to do something to take some minutes off the clock," says Carril. "To shorten the game." Carril's squad ran an intricate offense designed to lull defenses to sleep. The moment they conked out, the Tigers deployed their signature play: a backdoor cut behind an unsuspecting opponent, often for an easy layup. They include details to show readers how the teams have
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