This has been one exciting NCAA tournament so far and I believe the Final Four will continue that trend. The first weekend, which was the first and second rounds, saw some buzzer beaters, epic collapses and some great basketball. The round of 16 saw just as much action, quite a few upsets and in the end, Syracuse reached the Final Four when they pulled off the huge upset of the Virginia Cavaliers. In my original bracket I had North Carolina, Oklahoma and Villanova reaching the Final Four, with the Tar Heels beating the Sooners in the championship game. Will my picks remain the same? In the first game, we’ll see the Oklahoma Sooners face the Villanova Wildcats, and then we will have the North Carolina Tar Heels facing the Syracuse Orange in the other semifinal game. Let’s get started and see how I believe things will play out!!
This is the first Final Four game being played between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Villanova Wildcats around 6:09pm. The Oklahoma Sooners blew out the Texas A&M Aggies in the Sweet 16 and the Oregon Ducks in the Elite 8 to reach this point. Buddy Hield, who’s probably the best pure scorer in college basketball poured in 37 points in the Elite 8 to guide the Sooners to the Final Four. Don’t get it twisted, because the Sooners possess more than just Hield and they’re also a very good defensive team and I actually picked them to reach the title game in my first bracket. On the other hand, we have the Villanova Wildcats who’s representing the Big East have also had a great run to reach the Final Four. In the Sweet 16, the Wildcats blew out the Miami Hurricanes and pulled off the huge upset against the top overall seed, Kansas Jayhawks to reach the Final Four. This should be a very good match-up, one in which I believe this will be the better of the two games and I’m going with my original pick in the Oklahoma Sooners to reach the championship game.
Oklahoma Win 74-70
This is the second Final Four game that should start a little before 9 o’clock as the North Carolina Tar Heels facing their ACC foe, Syracuse Orange for the chance to play in the championship game. The Tar Heels have cruised to this point and they have gotten contributions from everyone at some point throughout the tournament. North Carolina comes into this Final Four being my pick to cut down the nets in the end and if they continue playing the way they have to this point. We have the Cinderella story making the Final Four as the Orange is the first double-digit seed to reach this point, can they make it to the championship game? Syracuse used their tough defense and timely scoring to go on a run against Virginia to make it to the championship game. In the end, the Tar Heels are just too deep and their experience will guide them to the title game.
North Carolina Win 83-67
My Championship Game
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Who do you have winning the games? What do you think about my predictions? Head to the comments section and let me know how you feel about the games and what do you think the outcome will be?