I’m going to go ahead and say it...this is about the best Final Four we could have asked for. There is absolutely no shortage of storylines. The final act of this NCAA Tournament is going to be just as great as every other upset-riddled round prior.
There’s the obvious storyline of the Cinderella-running Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, with Sister Jean giving them all the good fortune and good press they could ever need. Then there’s the bluebloods and heavyweights that give every general basketball fan even more reason to watch. The Michigan Wolverines are back to legitimate contention and they haven’t lost in what feels like six months (thanks to that weird Big 10 Tournament). Then there’s the Villanova Wildcats, the least surprising of the bunch, led by the guy who is probably the best point man in the country in Jalen Brunson.
And then there’s the Kansas Jayhawks, who always seem to be a favorite to get this far, but never seem to get this far. Bill Self is looking for some more San Antonio magic (remember Mario Chalmers?) to get him his second national title.
My favorite part about this is that I don’t dislike any of the potential matchups. Even if Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run ends, there will be two powerhouse programs in the National Championship to keep the interest up.
Tweets of the day
Man, that Seth Davis article next March chronicling Grayson Allen's perseverance thru the G League is already halfway written.— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) March 25, 2018
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