By my count there have been a grand total of zero buzzer beaters and one team getting a double-digit lead forcing the other team to play catch up, which it never quite does, has been the blueprint. This has been the basketball equivalent of Ambien.These Cinderella teams flaming out have led to some really dull games.
That's what's different about college basketball today versus 30 years ago. There's reduced parody allowing for more upsets, but the difference between good teams and bad teams is the good teams have far less dud games and definitely don't have dud streaks. We just got caught with our pants down having a dud game against a solid team.