This shouldn’t have been a surprise, but the second round of March Madness was even closer and more tense than the first. Northeastern staged an upset over BC, and the neck-and-neck race between MIT and UMass only broke at the last minute to see UMass edge into the final four.
But the biggest shock came from the Greater Boston bracket:
An unexpected tie!
We do have a tiebreaker rule, however, and we’re sad to say it’s not looking good for the Crimson, although we applaud their valiant effort. The fairest way to determine who advances was to count the total number of votes between two rounds, which left Harvard with 26 and Tufts taking the lead with a solid 30.
So we’ve moved from our Elite 8 to the Final 4. Who’ll take it all the way to the end?
Boston University vs. Northeastern University
- Northeastern University (61%, 11 Votes)
- Boston University (39%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 18
Outside of Boston
Umass System vs. Tufts University
- Umass System (75%, 12 Votes)
- Tufts University (25%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 16