NCAA Men`s March Madness Final Four Preview


This Saturday the NCAA Tournament continues onward with just four teams left.

The 2 seed Houston Cougars, 1 seed Baylor Bears, 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, and 11 seed UCLA Bruins are all on a roll and heading into this year’s Final Four in March Madness.

This is the first year that March Madness has all of its teams west of the Mississippi river in the Final Four. With no Kentucky and Duke in the tournament for the first time in a long time, it made this feat a lot more possible.

So far, the biggest story of March this year has been Oral Roberts becoming only the second 15 seed to make the Sweet 16 and they were insanely close to going even further against Arkansas, but a three pointer was just barely missed at the buzzer.

Now that the Final Four is here though, the main story is UCLA. They joined 2011 VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) as the only 11 seeds to go from the play-in games (First Four) all the way to the Final Four.

They are on fire right now being led by transfer sophomore guard, Johnny Juzang, and will go up against undefeated Gonzaga.

Gonzaga needs to win just two more games and they will become the first undefeated team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. They are led by Jalen Suggs, Drew Timme, and Corey Kispert, all of whom have been unstoppable this year on a Gonzaga team that just may be the greatest college basketball team of the 21st century.

They are beating opponents in March Madness by an average of 24 points and have virtually no weaknesses.

I would say the only way they lose this weekend is if a combination of UCLA going on deep scoring runs and Gonzaga’s starters getting into early foul trouble occurs.

Regardless of that small possibility, I predict Gonzaga to be the next NCAA Men’s National Champions on Monday night.

Looking at the other two teams, Baylor and Houston, we get a taste of Texas basketball. Houston has had quite the luck this tournament having only played double digit seeds all the way to the Final Four, that is until they play 1 seed Baylor.

Baylor has been shooting lights out all season long being led by guards Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell, and they have only picked it up in tournament play.

The Houston Cougars have had a nice run led by Quentin Grimes and Dejon Jarreau, but I think the Baylor Bears will be simply too much to handle.

If a Gonzaga vs Baylor National Championship happens it is sure to be one for the ages, but first, the Final Four games must be watched and enjoyed this Easter weekend.