Friday, March 30, 2012
Final Four, by Casey Mitchell
This is Casey Mitchell guest blogging for ST today. Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Kansas have all joined together to completely ruin my bracket and are playing tomorrow to see who plays for the National Championship. This marks the second year in a row in which I have had none of the Final Four teams left in my bracket, but I guess that is what I get for picking Indiana to win it all. Anyways, it kicks off tomorrow with Louisville and Kentucky at 6 followed by Ohio St. and Kansas. Kentucky has the best player in the country in Anthony Davis and they are simply dominant in the paint averaging over 43 rebounds per game in tournament. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the rivalry between Louisville and Kentucky and all the animosity between John Calipari and Rick Pitino. Both coaches have been very successful throughout their careers, but Pitino has the Championship to go along with it. Coach Cal is still looking for his first Championship in four Final Four appearances and two with the Wildcats. I think that this year will be the year he gets it but he will have to get through Louisville to get a cahnce to do it. In the midst of all the hype surrounding the "Bluegrass State Game," there is still another game to be played tomorrow night. The Ohio St - Kansas game is a very interesting game to be. Ohio State has a great player in Jared Sullinger, but aside from that, there are no real superstars. The same goes for the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas, unlike any other team in the Final Four, has no All Americans coming out of high school. Both these teams have truly fought for their chance to be in New Orleans, and it should be one heck of a game tomorrow.