Filed under: 2010 NCAA Tournament | Tags: Final Four, Predictions, Title Game
After a boring first weekend with very few upsets, all hell seems to have broken loose in the second weekend. Two No 1 seeds, go down, including my beloved Duke Blue Devils who are unable to handle Baylor’s size deep in the heart of Texas. Even more shocking, I have the most talented team in the land, Kentucky, falling to a bunch of Badgers.
On the other side, both Syracuse and Kansas advance, while Georgetown upsets Ohio State. Of course it’s only an upset if you haven’t been paying attention. In the end, my final four has two Big 12 teams battling it out against two Big East teams. It makes perfect sense since these two conferences were the strongest this season.
HERE’S HOW IT WILL ARRIVE:
- MONDAY: Round One Predictions
- TUESDAY: Round Two Predictions
- WEDNESDAY: Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Predictions
- Thursday: Final 4 & Title Game Predictions
(1) Kansas over (1) Syracuse
It’s reason number one that the teams probably should be re-seeded in the Final Four. With apologizes to Kentucky, the two best teams in the nation will face off in the semifinals instead of the finals. With Duke out, it would be hard not to cheer for Jim Boeheim and his band of overachievers. Yet, the Jayhawks have that look of a champion, as well as a solid big man, a penetrating point guard and outside shooters who can abuse even the best zones.
(2) West Virginia over (3) Baylor
By this point, the Baylor Bears have become everyone’s little engine that could, but the Mountaineers have been rolling, playing with a giant chip on their shoulder after missing out on a number one seed. It also doesn’t hurt that they have the talent too in Butler, Jones and Ebanks.
(1) Kansas over (3) West Virginia
All this week, every expert out there keeps saying that anyone can win this. They all say, there is no “great team” out there. Um, Kansas is a great team. They’re 32-2. They won the Big 12 regular season. It wasn’t even close. They won by four games. They won the conference tournament, something the mighty Tar Heels couldn’t even do last year. So what they’re not beating everyone by 30 points…32 wins is 32 wins. By the time this tournament is over, it will be 38.