If you want to follow the real March Madness, keep up with our interactive NCAA tournament bracket. If you want to help determine the most hated team in college hoops, you’re in the right place.
Catch up: We asked Post readers for the teams they just can’t root for, and they (you) sent in more than 200 comments. After tallying the recommendations, we’ve arrived at an eight-team field. Check out the bracket (and let your blood begin to boil). Also, take a look at the eight teams and read why they made the cut.
Now you get to vote on the most hated team in the NCAA. As of when this post went up, Duke had a commanding lead over Sout h Dakota State in our first matchup of the first round. Next up is Kentucky, the No. 2 seed, vs. Connecticut. Check out the breakdown and vote for your (least) favorite.
Kentucky’s credentials: Expected one-and-doners such as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis are just one reason readers can’t stand Kentucky. Coach John Calipari and his two vacated Final Four seasons — admittedly before his time leading the Wildcats — didn’t help, either.
Anti-Kentucky rant from commenter soriphius: “One and Done University...AKA Kentucky.”
Connecticut’s credentials: U-Conn. won the national title last season, which is enough reason to hate them. This year, they were bounced in their first game, but it’s hard to feel bad for a team whose coach, Jim Calhoun, was suspended for three games this season for recruiting violations.
Anti-Connecticut rant from commenter putmeonthecans: “UCONN They are the dirtiest prgram in college basketball and their coach is not a nice man.”
Note: Voting on the first two quarterfinals will be open through the weekend, and we’ll make the second pair of quarters available for voting on Monday and Tuesday.