Who Will Be This Year's George Mason?

Logan HocuttContributor IFebruary 8, 2009

In my opinion, there are a couple of teams that have stood out who could be Cinderella Stories when the Big Dance gets here.


Virginia Military Institute Keydets: This team showed how good they at the beginning of the season by knocking off Kentucky in Rupp Arena, 111-103. Granted, this team is a fairly young, but with brothers Chavis and Travis Holmes, they can go as far as they want.

Chavis is a 6'4" senior guard from Charlotte N.C. He averages 21.7 PPG. His twin brother, Travis, is a 6'4" Forward who averages 19.9 PPG. I expect this team to go all the way to the Elite Eight.


Boston University Terriers: This team intrigues me because they are currently one of the hottest teams in college basketball. They have an eight-game winning streak, including wins over Bucknell, New Hampshire, and Binghamton  These wins may not sound that impressive but they symbolize just how hard this team has worked this year.

They played at Notre Dame at the beginning of the year and lost by seven, 74-67 which is very impressive for the type of conference that they are in. I predict them to get a 13 seed and make it to the round of 32.


Liberty University Flames: This team is led by a truly outstanding freshman guard,  Seth Curry, the younger brother of Davidson's Stephen Curry. No. 30 leads the team in points scored with 20.2 PPG and is probably the most underrated player in the country.I mean, do you ever hear about him??? NO.

Kyle Ohman is another star for the Flames. Named to the preseason All-Big South team, he is a strong presence on the court. At 6'4," he is averaging 5.5 rebounds a game and has the second best free throw percentage on the team at .789 percent, only behind Seth Curry

This team is very young, with seven freshman, including Curry. With Ohman, a junior, coming back next year, the Flames should be a serious contender next year. I expect this Flames team to go to the Elite Eight and maybe make it to the Final Four.

But remember, this is only my prediction. Feel free to comment on how far you think these schools will go.