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Let the madness begin!

So, have you filled out your brackets yet?

With Selection Sunday, and the endless hours of analysis afterwards, already done – do you feel confidant in your NCAA tournament (or in Troy’s case NIT) picks?

Are you sure?

There are some that take days to fill their brackets up, and some that know right off the bat they have it right. It really can be something of an art, deciding which teams will be the Cinderellas and how many of the top seeds will make it to the Final Four – and of course, the eventually champion.

And while the tournament could have been even more exciting for people in Pike County had Troy made the dance, there are still plenty of reasons to stay glued to CBS for the entire tournament.

For me at least, this is one of the most exciting times of the sports season. Well, exciting, frustrating, nerve racking, joyous…either way the NCAA Tournament has it all.

There is a reason this is the most successful sports event of the year, and its not just because so many people’s colleges and universities are in it. Its because, we get to watch things that only happen in movies, happen in real life, right before our eyes. Anything and everything can and will happen during the next couple of weeks, so the question begs to be asked.

If your bracket filled yet?

Greg Rossino is the sports editor for The Messenger, and he can be reached at greg.rossino@Troymessenger.com or on Twitter at Messenger_Greg.