The first weekend was surprisingly awesome in spite of the lack of upsets. I mean, people anticipate that an upset will happen, right? People want to see a #13 seed or #14 seed pull off the stunner or a thrilling buzzer beater. What if we anticipate it so much that we're surprised when it doesn't happen? That's a part of why the first weekend was better than you thought. It was a nice break from the Cinderella action.
Now you got one school booking their first trip to the Final Four (Gonzaga or Xavier) and you got another battle of the blue bloods (Kentucky and North Carolina) after a riveting battle of the blue bloods (Kentucky and UCLA). You also have two lower seeds (South Carolina and Xavier) who could potentially make the Final Four. How exciting is that?