Cincinnati basketball fans drown their sorrow

WCPOPublished: March 19, 2018
Published: March 19, 2018

Sunday bloody Sunday. Over a span of roughly four hours, the No. 2 seeded Cincinnati Bearcats and No. 1 seeded Xavier Musketeers suffered heartbreaking losses in the NCAA Tournament, relinquishing double-digit leads in the closing minutes, and were added to the growing list of upset victims that have contributed to a new level of March Madness. Xavier was the second No. 1 seed to lose in the first weekend. Cincinnati had been handed a clear path to the Elite Eight as the highest seed left in the South Region. The crosstown rivals shared plenty this season: Top-10 rankings, outright conference titles, and high seeds. On Sunday, they were united in their misery.

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