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The Final Four – UCLA-Memphis, Kansas-North Carolina: What’s In a Name?

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joeydorsey.jpgNext Saturday in San Antonio will mark the first time four number one seeds will do an on-court two-step in the Final Four. UCLA-Memphis, Kansas-North Carolina will be the matchups.

Saturday, UCLA Boa Constrictor-ed Xavier, 76-57. The Bruins choked off most forays to the basket and in the process made 5’7″ Musketeer point guard Drew Lavender look like a 4’7″ Mouseketeer. Each time Lavender drove through the lane he would vanish like a UFO abductee. He would disappear; the ball would be spit out to the wing minus the point guard, and the next time Lavender would be seen was a time leap later chasing down UCLA’s Darren Collison on the defensive end of the floor.

Kevin Love was simply dominant on both ends of the floor while Russell Westbrook shot 7-11 from the floor. Throw in Luc Mbah a Moute’s 13-point 13 rebound performance and Collison’s 19 points and the defensive job he did on Xavier’s catalyst, Lavender, and UCLA barely missed Josh Shipp’s dismal 1-7 from the floor disaster of a game.

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SOMM NCAA Predictions From Round One to the Championship Game

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jaimedixon.jpgAfter writing out my feelings on key matchups in the East Region, I realized how similar my assessments were to those in the mainstream. So, what I’m going to do instead is just give up my main picks.

So, without further ado, here we go.


East Region

No. 1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s – UNC
No. 8 INDIANA vs. No. 9 ARKANSAS – Arkansas
No. 4 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 13 WINTHROP – Washington St.
No. 6 OKLAHOMA vs. No. 11 SAINT JOSEPH’S – Oklahoma
No. 3 LOUISVILLE vs. No. 14 BOISE STATE – Louisville
No. 7 BUTLER vs. No. 10 SOUTH ALABAMA – Butler
No. 2 TENNESSEE vs. No. 15 AMERICAN – Tennessee

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