Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Final Four for the Record Books

UNC. UCLA. Kansas. Memphis. Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2008 NCAA Men's Final Four! It hasn't happened in the history of the 64 (ok, 65) team tournament, but this year we finally have all four number one seeds make the Final Four. The great thing about the NCAA Tournament is that every team in it has at least a chance to cut down the nets. Without this format, we don't have the 85 Villanova, the 06 George Mason, the 08 Davidson. But this year, there are no cinderellas.

There were few people that took all number one seeds to the Final Four, mainly because it's never happened before. The easy target to eliminate was Memphis, but they have looked as good as anyone in this tournament. The critique against them was their free throw shooting, yet it was their dominance at the stripe today that allowed them to knock off Texas and head to San Antonio.

Hate 'em or love 'em, UNC and UCLA are both back in the Final Four, lead by their stars Kevin Love and Tyler Hansborough. And Kansas, our pick to win the tourney, survived a hard fought game against Davidson.

It's been an exciting tournament (for the most part, minus that first Thursday) so far, and we're looking forward to watching four teams who had a relatively easy time getting to the Final Four dance together on the same court.


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