The committee has spoken. The field of 68 is official. Millions of people across the world are creating their brackets right now. Numbers are being crunched, guts are being trusted, and everyone is picking their Cinderella. What should you look out for when creating yours?
Since becoming Gonzaga’s head coach in 1999, Mark Few has taken the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament every year. In that time they’ve consistently gotten to the second weekend of the tournament and made it to the national championship game two years ago. Few has had some great teams but never a national champion. This could be that team.
As another season of college basketball rapidly approaches its end, the race for the national title is wide open. The 2018-19 season has been an exciting one full of buzzer beaters, rim rocking dunks, and stout defenses. While every team is capable of winning the Big Dance no team is perfect. Below I will highlight one major flaw for each contender. Continue Reading!
Kansas has looked great so far and is in my opinion the best team in the nation right now. They have beaten Michigan State and Tennessee, two top-10 teams, at neutral sites and have a good win over Marquette. Lagerald Vick and Dedric Lawson are stars and so is Udoka Azubuike, when he’s on the floor. Azubuike is playing just about 20 minutes per game right now, sixth on the team, mostly due to foul trouble. Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson have looked really good and actually play a fairly similar style. Kansas is in the top 7 in KenPom adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency and do just about everything well. Stanford took them to overtime last Saturday but Lagerald Vick carried Kansas to a win and the Jayhawks stayed perfect. Kansas’ next big game is December 15th against Villanova. Continue Reading!
The Duke Blue Devils were more than impressive in their opener against #2 Kentucky, beating them by 34, and scoring 118 points. Their star freshmen, RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish, and Tre Jones, lived up to the hype. No freshmen scaries for this crew, as Barrett had 33, Zion with 28, and Reddish had 22. This Duke team is disgusting, and they play like seasoned veterans. So, can anyone beat the Dukies? Continue Reading!