BYU does not approve of the Lonely Island's recent single
|The Role of BYU will be played by Jessica Alba|
At least one of the following red-hot teams are going to make the Final Four: Purdue, Louisville, St. Johns, Wisconsin, North Carolina
With the aforementioned lack of a dominant team, the field is wide open for a team ranked in the 6-15 range to make a national title run. In their past 5 games the combined record of these teams is 23-2 with one of the losses coming when Wisconsin played Purdue. Purdue is exceeding all expectations sans Robbie Hummel. St. Johns has made a living out of beating top teams in the Garden over the past two months. Wisconsin has a great pair of players in Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor and the Badgers slow paced style allows them to hang with any team. Since Kendall Marshall was inserted in the lineup at UNC, their sole loss came by 6 at Cameron Indoor after holding a 14 point lead at the half (more on UNC later). Louisville is probably the weakest of the bunch, but they are playing well and Rick Pitino remains one of the best coaches in the sport.
If Barnes, Henson, and Zeller return for UNC next season college basketball may have another dominant team
|Harrison Barnes Tigerblood > Charlie Sheen Tigerblood|
While Zeller will probably be back next year, Henson and Barnes are projected to be lottery picks. Both seem to enjoy Carolina and neither come from backgrounds where there is a pressing need to make money as quickly as possible. I think both could use one more year to really elevate their games, but it is always hard to turn down the opportunity to be a lottery pick. If they do return though, mark down the Tar Heels as the odds-on favorite for 2012. Anyways, this wraps up my college basketball thoughts, check back tomorrow for a UNC-Duke post.
Oh and Virginia Tech is on the bubble, what else is new?