It's Showtime for College Basketball and Connecticut is Ready

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It's Showtime for College Basketball and Connecticut is Ready

It is almost impossible for anybody to not know what the term March Madness means. If you don't know, then it is the zaniness and the competition of the best in men's and women's basketball competing over 4 weeks to determine the National Champion.

It's Showtime for College Basketball and Connecticut is Ready

The games start tonight in Las Vegas for the men, and on Friday the start for the women in Seattle. These dates are for the UConn men and women. All are competing in a win or go home to see who will play for the National Championship next weekend.

This year among the 16 teams on each side, there are 4 college that can boast of having their men's and women's teams still competing. They are Miami, FL, Tennessee, UCLA and UConn.

This has been done only 2 times in the sport. In 1984 Division II school U Central Missouri was the first to do it.

In 2004, the UConn men and women were the first to do it for Division I schools, which are larger. 

The UConn women have dominated the sport for years with 29 visits to the tournament, 14 times in the Final Four and 11 National titles.

For the UConn men, their first title was 2004 and they have added 3 others since. 

It's Showtime for College Basketball and Connecticut is ReadyI fly 2 flags on the front of my house and have for years. There is no question that I will be cheering for my Alma Mater tonight and for the rest of the month, hopefully.  

Go Huskies


It's Showtime for College Basketball and Connecticut is Ready

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Comments (15)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - Go UCONN! I love your enthusiasm for college basketball. Your flag looks great too!

Could you write a post using an analogy between UCONN basketball games and the real estate industry? You only need one more entry for the March to a Solution|ActiveRain March 2023 Challenge

Mar 23, 2023 06:04 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am in grief mode over Duke's early exit from the Madness - but I can continue to root for my son's alma mater, Princeton. 

Mar 23, 2023 06:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... wishing your CT teams much luck in this year's tournament. I had no idea what March Madness was till I moved to North Carolina. But even after 25 years here, each year when someone says something about March Madness I still have to stop and think what that is.

Mar 23, 2023 06:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good luck to your Alma Mata Ed. You seem excited for your Huskies so here's to them going strong ~

Mar 23, 2023 06:43 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - while I am certainly familiar with zaniness, my March Madness moments come from the mention of the many different schools that seem to make their presence most-known during this month. 

Yes, I am talking about Gonzaga for one but there are certainly others.  Although it is known for more than hoops it is also common to see UCONN represented on a regular basis in the competition.

Play on. . .  


Mar 23, 2023 06:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, everyone is talking basketball right now, and I don't even know who is still in or out.

Mar 23, 2023 07:34 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   That needs a bit of thought on how I can make the analogy work.

Lise Howe   Little sympathy for Duke and Princeton has certainly represented itself well. Must be something with brainiacs.

Mar 23, 2023 08:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ed Silva - whatever you decide will be great. 

Mar 23, 2023 08:51 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   NYC is a large basketball capital and I wasn't aware that they knew anything about basketball in North Carolina.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   Thank you it's all about composure and some luck as well.  And that works for the teams as well.

Mar 23, 2023 08:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva LOL, Ed!

Mar 23, 2023 10:39 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Michael Jacobs   It starts in January as teams realize they need a good record to be able to get to the dance. Once in its a win or go home mindset and coaching needs to be at its best as well.

Joan Cox   Time to at least open up a paper or website


Mar 23, 2023 08:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

My husband is a big fan of college sports and will record and watch all the games, Ed. Happy March Madness to you!

Mar 23, 2023 09:21 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!   I do tape the UConn games as there are times when I flip as my heart starts to beat too fast.

Mar 23, 2023 11:37 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

LOL I can hear my husband cheering from the home office when the games are on, Ed!

Mar 23, 2023 12:06 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

My wife has the Villanova women still playing and we will be supporting them. Good luck to all the teams.

Mar 23, 2023 12:19 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There have been surprises in the outcomes of some March Madness games, Ed.  I hope the finals are to your liking.

Mar 23, 2023 12:46 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I hope both the women's and men's teams go all the way, BUT I think the women's team has a better chance.

Mar 23, 2023 02:33 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

'Win or go home' puts a whole new sense of urgency to the play on the courts.  Good stuff in any sport when we get to this point.  mdm

Mar 24, 2023 06:10 AM