Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sports: College Basketball (Final Four)

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is nearing its end with only three games and four teams left to determine a champion. With two number one teams and a number three remaining, it wasn't the hardest group to predict but certainly seventh ranked South Carolina threw off some brackets.
                    
The first game of the night is between highly favored Gonzaga and somewhat of a Cinderella in South Carolina. The Bulldogs have taken on the challenges in this tournament and made it through the season with only one loss. South Carolina rose out of the SEC and defeated their conference rival the Florida Gators to make it out of the East. I'm predicting that Gonzaga takes this game.


Gonzaga managed to pull this one out having a solid lead throughout but nearly giving it away when South Carolina scored 14 unanswered points. The Bulldogs move onto the championship.
The second game of the final four is between the ACC season leader, North Carolina Tar Heels versus the PAC-12 runner-up in the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks took down top-ranked Kansas and the Tar Heels eliminated my favorite team Kentucky. I'm picking that North Carolina wins this game.

North Carolina won after facing a tough challenge from Oregon but their strong rebounding and second chance points made it their game to lose and when the final foul shots were up, even if they missed they remained in possession of the ball.

My predictions would make for a Gonzaga and North Carolina championship and I'm predicting that the Tar Heels do what they couldn't last year and take home the championship. 

With my predictions being right, I'm picking UNC to win it all. I'll write a post about the championship.


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