Dick Vitale reveals what to watch – and eat – during March Madness

March and basketball go together like cheese and bacon, and no one knows that fact better than legendary coach-turned-sportscaster Dick Vitale. 

March Madness officially kicked off on Sunday night when the full tournament bracket was revealed. The First Four play-in games will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday before the true madness begins with the round of 64 starting on Thursday. 

Vitale, who has been calling basketball games for 40 years, teamed up with Bountyto make sure fans are prepared for their tourney parties – with some crowd-pleasing bites, of course.

 When it comes to tournament action, Vitale has a few specific storylines he’ll be watching over the next few weeks. Most notably, he’s picked out some teams that have faced recent hardships or tough losses – or star players with some shoe problems – to keep an eye on. 

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Dick Vitale’s advice to Zion Williamson: Don’t quit on your team

Duke Blue Devils freshman phenom Zion Williamson is all but guaranteed to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft whenever he declares.

Many are calling for the young star to leave college after this year and enter the pros, especially after a freak shoe mishap put Williamson at risk for serious injury – but he luckily walked away with just a mild knee sprain, and was able to return to the court just ahead of the NCAA tournament.

NBA players slammed the NCAA after Williamson’s injury and demanded change at the college level. Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz called for players to start getting paid. Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks advised Williamson to sit out the rest of the season, and the Denver Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas echoed that sentimentwhile also suggesting Williamson turn pro as soon as possible. 

Legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale, however, doesn’t think Williamson’s work is done at Duke. 

“He loves being a college student,” Vitale told AOL.com on behalf of Bounty. “Why shouldn’t he play at college?”

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