Four teams remain: WVU, BU, Duke and MSU.
I think my favorite comparison of the teams this week came from ESPN’s Pat Forde. Quality stuff.
But here are my simple Saturday predictions. Let’s see how I do.
National Semi #1
Michigan St 57
Butler has scored 63 points the last two games. Both wins. Syracuse had 59, K-State 56.
Michigan St. falls in the middle. I’ve watched a lot of both teams this season. This is hard to believe but Butler has better players–even if they had Lucas. I’m not sure Stevens can out-coach Izzo, but it won’t come down to that. Butler will play the game they are capable of but haven’t played yet in the tournament.
National Semi #2
West Virginia 70
I like both of these teams but haven’t watched a lot of either. What I have watched I’ve seen WVU play hard and with passion. Butler is very clutch. But as I’ve heard Huggins say on radio and TV, his team isn’t good enough to win at this level without playing a perfect game. That won’t happen tomorrow and Duke’s guards will make sure Coach K advances to another championship game. (That is a must-watch link)
I’ll be there; I’ll be sure to provide exclusive coverage.
LASTLY: In conclusion, the great Jim Furner passed an e-mail along that made me laugh out loud. It hit home because I just received one that almost made me forward it to the required 20 people before reality set in and my lack of hitting send wouldn’t destroy my family.