It's Elite Eight day, y'all. IT'S ELITE EIGHT DAY. WOOOOOOOO.
No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 1 Wisconsin
|West||6:09 P.M. EST||TBS||Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)|
|No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 1 Kentucky||Midwest||8:49 P.M. EST||TBS||Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH)|
And now, my flawless picks for both games:
- There are, in my opinion, three teams in the country that can beat Kentucky: Arizona, Wisconsin and Duke. Wisconsin and Duke have the offenses to take down Kentucky, Arizona has the defense to get the job done. It's a shame that Kentucky will avoid at least one of those teams by nature of UW and 'Zona playing, but whatever. Anyway, I like Bucky here. I'm not confident in it at all but I think Wisconsin's offense should be able to score on Arizona's defense. Maybe. Give me UW, 68-62.
- I have Kentucky winning it all, so Kentucky. However, I think Notre Dame can make UK a little uncomfortable. That offense is so incredibly efficient that it should be able to make a few shots against the Wildcats. However (part two), doesn't have the size to deal with the mutants that make up Kentucky's frontline. I'm going to take Kentucky 77-69.
Here's your open thread for tonight's action. Follow all the usual open thread rules and feel free to talk hoops this evening.