After watching the best game of the entire tournament last night, the double overtime between Kansas St. and Xavier, the Kentucky/West Virginia matchup is even more appealing. Thursday night's game exhibited what the NCAA Basketball Tournament is all about; athletes performing with extreme passion and teamwork, sharing the same goal of victory.
After Kansas State prevailing in double overtime, the next great matchup is between Kentucky and West Virginia. It is a game that nobody will want to miss. John Wall vs. Da'Sean Butler, two outstanding players who should have productive and extensive NBA careers.
John Wall vs. Da'Sean Butler
Although Wall and Butler may not be guarding each other the entire game, they are the key players on each team and how effective they play will impact the outcome tremendously.
Kentucky Vs. West Virginia will be one of the most entertaining games of the year. In one college basketball game you will see multiple players that will more than likely be in an NBA uniform: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, Daniel Orton, Devin Ebanks, and Da'Sean Butler(all projected in some NBA Mock Drafts as going in the first round). Not much more has to be said except to tune your television sets to CBS, or find some way to watch the Kentucky Wildcats take on WVU on March 27th at 7:05 P.M. EST.
The play of Patrick Patterson and Eric Bledsoe has been tremendous of late, which will need to happen tomorrow if they want to beat West Virginia. Darius Miller, Patterson, and Bledsoe haven't been completely consistent, but when they contribute effectively it seems like Kentucky wins with ease. EXAMPLE:
1. In Kentucky's 100-71 win over East Tennessee State, Patterson had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and shot 9-10 from the field. Bledsoe had 29 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1 block.
2. In the Wildcats 90-60 win over a more talented Wake Forest team, Darius Miller performed outstanding, posting 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists, while shooting an impressive 7 for 9 from the field. Eric Bledsoe added 13 points along with 5 assists and 2 steals.
Kentucky is the better team and should win tomorrow, but, it will be a game that has your eye's glued to the TV set throughout, hoping the battle on the court never ends.