March 26, 2007

The Final 4 are set!

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Three out of four isn’t bad for a guy who isn’t as well versed in basketball as most other pundits. By other pundits, I am referring solely to my Intern who only correctly hit 2 out of the 4 final teams.

Next weekend’s game present some good, interesting match ups on both sides of the bracket. In the East/South match up, the phenom Greg Oden faces off against Georgetown’s tenacious defense and big men Roy Hibbert and Patrick Ewing Jr. Georgetown came back against UNC during regulation and flat out destroyed them in overtime while Ohio State beat Memphis by 16 despite Oden playing limited minutes due to foul trouble.

The other side is a rematch of last year’s championship pitting UCLA against the formidable squad from Florida. Both teams didn’t have much trouble in their regional finals where Florida rode Lee Humphrey’s hot hand en route to beating Oregon while UCLA’s Aaron Afflalo led his team to a 13 point win.

While I originally had taken Texas to be in the championship game, that seems fairly impossible now and I’ll have to take a new opponent for my eventual champion UCLA. It seems to me that Georgetown’s two big men could get Oden into foul trouble limit his minutes and take over the game. Look for the Hoyas to roll.

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