On paper, the West Region appears to be the most wide open region. Xavier is considered a slight favorite to win the region, but programs with recent Final Four experience (North Carolina, Michigan, and Gonzaga) lurk closely behind. With a handful of dark-horses, this region is the most volatile.Read Full Article Here!
Of the four regions, the South region may be the toughest to endure. The region consists of a handful of national title contenders, and four schools that have ‘Wildcats’ as mascots. The winner of the South region will have survived a gauntlet, and may very well be the odds on favorite to win it all. See Full Article Here!
With two conventional blue blood, and rather long shots, my Final Four predictions border on downright insane. Before the action begins Wednesday with the First Four, let’s look at the four teams I believe will make it to San Antonio.
No surprise here. Jay Wright has built a national powerhouse at Nova and look for it to be more of the same this year. The Wildcats have an absurd 6 players scoring in double figures, led by junior guard Jalen Brunson with 19 ppg. The Wildcats are the team to beat coming out of the East. I expect Alabama to give Nova a scare in the second round but for the most part the Cats should tear right through this side of the bracket, as Purdue is their only feasible competition; and even they have been less than impressive at times. See The Full Four Here!
Top-tier teams having so many losses says one thing: plenty of teams can do some damage in March. Some teams not only outside the top 25, but the power 5 could write history next week. Although it may be tough for the smaller schools to compete with the Duke’s and Carolina’s of the tournament, let’s see who could make a Cinderella run. See Full Article Here!
Before the NBA season even started the Rookie of the Year was Ben Simmons’ award to lose. It was the Aussie’s debut season after a year of rehab and rest, and NBA fans were excited to finally see Simmons in action. Simmons did not disappoint those fans. He seemed to have the award in the bag based on his performance early in the season… That is until Donovan Mitchell burst onto the scene. After the all-star break, the race for the league’s top rookie heated up between these two. Let’s take a look at why both players can capture the award. Read Full Article Here!