It’s almost over folks. The longest, most upsetting March Madness ever – literally!
Lots of overtime, No.1 seeds tumbling down and more tears than I think I’ve ever seen. And it all comes down to the #FinalFour.
I’m slightly embarrassed to say I do not have a single team remaining in the tournament (and I’m supposed to know sports, right?) and this was not a good year for my bracket. But there has been some really good games leading to this point. Anyway, let’s look at the match-ups.
UConn/Florida. Did I think either of these teams would be here? Obviously not, cause then my bracket wouldn’t be…..never mind. So fun fact: Florida was on 30-game winning streak which ended Dec. 2 to UConn. Revenge much? Do you know how many broken hearts I saw yesterday when the Huskies took down Michigan State? I’ve never seen so much sorrow in one place. However, Florida remains the only No. 1 seed left in this interesting tournament.
This should actually be a pretty good game. UConn’s last championship was in 2011 and they are hungry. Not to mention a Final Four appearance coming the season after being barred from the tournament due to poor academic standing scored.
And can we talk about Shabazz Napier for a second? Averaging 23 ppg in the tournament, had a huge game for the Huskies against Michigan State with 25 points and 6 rebounds. I just love the way this guy plays. That 3-point shot he has, he drains that ball like it’s easy.
Needless to say, I’m going with UConn in this matchup.
Now, Wisconsin/Kentucky. Let me just say now, I would like to see Kentucky win because I really like how this young team has so much chemistry. I mean yeah, they’re a team and that’s what’s supposed to happen but how many “Fab Five”-esque teams do you know in this position?
And Julius Randle? A beast!
But we can’t not (yes, double negative, sue me) talk about Wisconsin. Bo Ryan’s first Final appearance in 13 seasons. Frank Kaminsky scored a game-high 28 points in the overtime win over Arizona on Saturday. The Badgers are looking to capture their first NCAA championship since……1941! So uh, yeah, can we say overdue?
So in a nutshell, I want it to be UConn and Kentucky in the championship but we might really see Florida/Kentucky part four. Which will be a good game too but geez can we switch it up a bit?
Sidenote: we are less than 30 days away from celebrating the PNP one-year anniversary! I can not express how excited I am into words so I’ve decided to share this song with you all! Hope to see everyone there!