Marquette reaches the Sweet 16 wearing the Jordan Evolution 85.Marquette celebrates reaching the Sweet 16 wearing the Jordan Evolution ’85.

words // Nick Engvall

This weekend in the NCAA Tournament the Cinderella stories made themselves known. Eighth-seeded Butler, 10th-seeded Florida State, 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth, 11th-seeded Marquette, and-12th seeded Richmond all did their part to throw off most of the world’s brackets. Each of the five teams moved into the Sweet 16 with upset victories that seemed to reiterate why people call it March Madness.

While the Cinderella teams move on, a handful of favorites took an early bow out of the tournament at the hands of these surprise winners. Teams like first-seeded Pitt, second-seeded Notre Dame, third-seeded Syracuse, and third-seeded Purdue, all fell victim to the ever-present upset.

With all the upsets in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, it seems that nobody in the world has a shot at a perfect bracket. How is your bracket holding up?

Check out the latest NCAA Watch below with photos courtesy of Yahoo.

 

NCAA Watch: A look at what players in the NCAA Tournament are wearing.

Tyrone Nash in a nice colorway of the adidas adiPURE.Tyrone Nash in a nice colorway of the adidas adiPURE.

Tim Hardaway Jr. in the adidas adiZero Rose.Tim Hardaway Jr. in the adidas adiZero Rose.

Harrison Barnes of UNC in the Zoom Kobe V. (MJ wasn't too happy about this.Harrison Barnes of UNC in the Zoom Kobe V. (MJ wasn’t too happy about this.)

Lewis Jackson of Purdue in the Jordan Retro 13.Lewis Jackson of Purdue in the Jordan Retro 13.

Joey Rodriguez of VCU in the Zoom Kobe VI.Joey Rodriguez of VCU in the Zoom Kobe V.

Jared Sullinger in the Nike Zoom Soldier IV PE.Jared Sullinger in the Nike Zoom Soldier IV PE.

David Lighty cut the strap off of his Zoom Soldier IV PE.David Lighty cut the straps off of his Zoom Soldier IV PE.

Markieff Morris of Kansas in the adidas Crazy 8.Markieff Morris of Kansas in the adidas Crazy 8.

Marcus Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.Marcus Morris in the adidas Crazy 8.

Isaiah Thomas came up short against UNC in the Jordan Retro 12 Playoffs.Isaiah Thomas came up short against UNC in the Jordan Retro 12 Playoffs.

D.J. Richardson of Illinois in the Nike Air Max Fly By.D.J. Richardson of Illinois in the Nike Air Max Fly By.

Derrick Williams of Arizona in the Zoom Kobe VI.Derrick Williams of Arizona in the Zoom Kobe VI.

Ben Hansbrough in the adidas TS Heat Check. Ian Miller in the background wearing the Pewter Nike Foamposite.Ben Hansbrough in the adidas TS Heat Check. Ian Miller in the background wearing the Pewter Nike Foamposite.

Duke fans show some love for the "Fab Five."A Duke fan shows some love for the “Fab Five.”