JACKI LYDEN, BYLINE: Every school invited to the NCAA basketball tournament has had a chance to play. So we thought we'd bring you details of every game. Well, maybe not details, but at least a mention from NPR's Mike Pesca. And what he lacks in specifics, he makes up for in rhyme.
The Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line of the Iditarod race as pictured in 2007
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It is the beginning of March and a quiet madness sweeps parts of our country that has nothing to do with basketball. Rather, it is all about dogs, sleds and the hearty men and women who brave whatever Mother Nature has in store for them.
Alex Oriakhi of Connecticut controls the ball during the game against Iowa State.
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If you had defending national champions Connecticut making it out of the first round in your NCAA men's basketball championship bracket, we're sorry to say that the Huskies lost on Thursday to Iowa State by a score of 77-64.
It's not a huge upset, since Iowa State was seeded No. 8 in the South region and Connecticut was seeded No. 9. But still, it's a quick exit for last year's top team.