Thursday, March 25, 2010

Are slippers going to break tonight?

(12)Cornell vs. (1)Kentucky – this game simply comes down to who can enforce their will on the other. If the BRed can slow the game down and do what they’ve been doing all year by hitting better than 40% from beyond the arch, they’ll either be in the lead or very close at the end of the game and their Senior leadership will take over. Unfortunately, that’s too many ifs for a John Calipari coached team with a week to prepare we like Kentucky.

(5)Butler vs. (1)Syracuse – Normally Cuse’ would be in big trouble with their big man out of the picture in a sweet 16 game but Butler’s game isn’t with an inside presence but rather from outside so they won’t really be able to take advantage of the situation. Kinda the same scenario as in the other 1-seed game, as the underdog is going to have to shoot well from outside if they’re going to stay in this one. Another marquis coach with a week to prepare breaks another slipper. Our pick Cuse’.

(11) Washington vs. (2) West Virginia – Losing Daryll Bryant will have more of an impact that people think, as it’s a fact that point guard play is tantamount to a successful tournament run and now Washington has a substantial edge with Pondexter and Thomas being able to control tempo and more importantly on the defensive end. We like Washington to pull off the first upset of the Sweet 16.

(6) Xavier vs. (2) Kansas State – KState came into the dance the second hottest team in the state of Kansas and now carry the flag for both the state and the conference as their inter-state rival was upset last week. They are one of the most complete teams in S16 and their need to be as so is Xavier, who is making their third straight appearance in the Regional Semis. If either of these teams were playing someone else they would probably be favored but as they both got a bad draw we like K State.

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