Man we’ve got some serious games ahead of us! The semester is almost over, my bank account is low, almost as low as my morale. I’m honed in on grabbing some serious coin this weekend. Let’s get it!
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers:
Man Xavier just seems to be poised to take this thing to the next level. Bluiett has been an absolute man this March averaging nearly 19 points per game. The Zags lucked out against West Virginia last round thanks to the worst final possession I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Both teams are trying to get to the Final 4 for the first time in school history. This one will come down to the final possession, which I don’t think bodes well for the Zags. Xavier at +7.5… Also I’ll be throwing a little coin on them outright.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Oregon Ducks:
Oregon has been surviving by the skin on their teeth all tournament, and that luck runs out today. Dillon Brooks is great, but the loss of Boucher has proven to be a bigger problem than I expected. Kansas has been firing on all cylinders and look like men going against boys out there. For my money Jackson is the best freshman I’ve seen this year, and alongside his running mates Mason, Graham, Vick and others, they should be able to overwhelm the Ducks tonight. Kansas at -7.5.
Florida Gators vs South Carolina Gamecocks:
For my money this is the toughest call on the slate. Thornwell is the most important player in the tourney.. South Carolina’s success runs through him, it’s simple as that. Florida needs to hit their 3’s if they’re going to advance to their first Final 4 since 13-14. If SC plays defensively the way they did last night, they will be going to the Final 4. South Carolina to win.
North Carolina Tarheals vs Kentucky Wildcats:
This game is going to be BONKERS! The amount of talent on this court is making my head hurt. The focus will be on guys like Fox, Monk, Bam, Barry, Hicks and Meeks. The X-factor is going to be Isaiah Briscoe fir Kentucky. As a sophomore he’s a leader for this team and I think he makes a massive impact with all eyes being on the Fox vs Barry matchup. This is going to be the game of the tournament (I just lied, nothing will beat Wis vs FL last night). Kentucky at +2.5.