2011 NCAA Tournament: Possible Outcomes of the Final Four
The Final Four have been determined and not one No. 1 seed team made it. Kentucky, Connecticut, VCU and Butler are the four teams that have proven themselves worthy of making it this far. On April 2nd, these four teams will be narrowed down to the last two.
Let's look at those possible outcomes.
University of Kentucky over Connecticut
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Kentucky won the East bracket over University of North Carolina 76-69. Initially ranked No. 4, the Wildcats have proved they were worth more than that.
For Kentucky to win against Connecticut, putting a stop to Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb will be a must. Kentucky will also have to keep their turnovers to a minimal amount.
Virginia Commonwealth over Butler
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VCU started the tournament as a No. 11 seed but managed to take out No. 1 Kansas by 10 points ending the game 71-61.
To take out Butler, another underdog, VCU will have optimize any chance they have at a fast break. Butler is going to try to slow the game down with their aggressive defense. VCU is going to have to find a way to break away and play at their own speed.
Connecticut over Kentucky
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Connecticut won by two points against Arizona, 65-63. Being a No. 3 seed, Connecticut was the highest ranked team to make it into the Final Four.
If Connecticut to win against Kentucky, defense will be key. Connecticut is an aggressively offensive team, and they'll need their key players to step up.
Butler over Virginia Commonwealth
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Winning by three to upset Florida and make it into the Final Four, Butler managed to finish the game 74-71.
Butler is the Cinderella Story of the 2011 NCAA tournament. They have built up a lot of momentum during the tournament, and to keep it going, they'll need to keep the VCU offense under control. Butler will need to keep the game at their pace as well.