It’s that time of year again; March Madness is upon us, and the Final Four is just around the corner.
For many college basketball fans, it is a time of frustration and jubilation as the best college sports tournament is finally starting this week. With many brackets being made by millions of fans, people are wondering which teams are going to make the Final Four.
First, the East bracket provides one of the most interesting predicted match-ups in the tournament. If the seeds are correct, then #1 seed Villanova would clash with #2 seed Duke at Madison Square Garden in the Elite 8. Whoever wins that game, has a legitimate shot at going to the National Championship. For me, this goes in Villanova’s favor. Their consistent success and talent on the court will eventually overpower Duke’s team, which has had a couple of bumpy games this season.
Now, let’s move to the West Bracket. The #1 seed in this bracket is Gonzaga, however, Arizona will probably get the Final Four spot. Gonzaga is a very talented team, but Arizona has defeated more difficult teams like Oregon and UCLA. Due to the strength of opponents during the regular season, Arizona will probably get the spot.
In the Midwest bracket, Kansas is the #1 seed (again). And, most likely they will also win a trip to the Final Four as well. The Midwest bracket is probably the weakest out of the four groups this year, so Kansas should be able to advance. The only other team that might be able to take Kansas’ spot is Louisville, but Kansas has consistently shown that they have the potential to win a National Championship.
The South bracket, however, is a different story. North Carolina is the #1 seed, but Kentucky and UCLA are also the #2 and #3 seeds. This will undoubtedly be the most entertaining bracket to watch, and I believe that in the end, UCLA will win the bracket. With players like Lonzo Ball and Bryce Alford, UCLA has the talent and experience to win the bracket. Kentucky is too young and has some inconsistency, while North Carolina doesn’t have the level of talent as UCLA does.