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NCAA Tournament Analysis: Final Four Preview

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst IMay 22, 2016

So I have been waiting all week to post my brackets analysis, but I obviously had to wait for that pivotal play-in game to end before I do my full analysis. Now that we have that out of the way, here we go.

Final Four:
Kansas will be facing Syracuse and Kansas has shown all year they are the deepest, most talented, most experienced team in the nation. They are looking to establish Bill Self, and this senior class into legend status winning 2 National Titles in 3 years. Look for Kansas to win this match up – big!
West Virginia will have the best player on the floor in Da’Sean Butler, but Duke has the best 3 player combo, maybe in the nation, in Scheyer, Singler and Smith, who average 53.7 points per game for Duke. Throw in Brian Zoubek who has been dominant on the boards and I see Duke finding a way to move on in this game and finally slowing down WVU run that started in the Big East tournament.
Both teams have depth, coaching and experience. Kansas has the better talent. If you want the safe bet, go with Kansas. If you want to take the more risky route, and try to win your bracket – which I am doing – go with Duke. Most people will have Kansas and Duke is probably one of those teams many will want to have checked out early. Duke is my pick and coach K will get his fourth national title and first since 2001.



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