Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Preview

(3) Connecticut vs. (2) San Diego State

San Diego State should not have beaten an average Temple squad. Kemba Walker is one of the best players in the nation and led the Huskies to the Big East tournament title. I'm taking UConn.

(3) Brigham Young vs. (2) Florida

BYU has no one to match up with Florida's size with Macklin, Tyus and Young. No one. The only chance the Cougars have is to hit 60% from three-point range. With Jimmer, that's always a possibility. Gators advance.

(5) Arizona vs. (1) Duke

Duke is 10-0 with Kyrie Irving on the floor, but that's not the reason Duke is going to win. That would be Nolan Smith. Smith led the ACC in points and was second in assists after switching positions to point guard. He's still the most underrated player in the nation.

(8) Butler vs. (4) Wisconsin

I will not pick against Butler. Especially against Wisconsin. The Badgers are the better team. They're a great free-throw and three-point shooting team and play great defense. They're the smarter pick. But I'm taking Butler.

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