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From the West:
Duke vs. Arizona
Nolan Smith, 6'2" senior guard vs. Derrick Williams, 6'8" freshman forward
I really can't wait to see either of these guys in the NBA, especially Williams. The fact that he can be so dominant in the paint and still be able to knock down the mid- and long-range jumpers is very exciting. He is a good defender, but nothing too special. Smith has several advantages here. For one, he plays in a system that depends on perimeter isolation situations. He is very experienced with getting to the rim from the arc, and against a slower player like Williams, he should have little trouble. Williams will make his shots, but some tenacious defense and nifty moves from Smith will give him the win.
Connecticut vs. San Diego State
Kemba Walker, 6'1" junior guard vs. Kawhi Leonard, 6'7" sophomore forward
Walker has firmly established himself as one of the best players in college basketball. He is a fierce competitor with a penchant for hitting the big shot. He is strong to the basket and shoot very well. His body control is exceptional. Leonard, when playing inside 18 feet, is one of the top players in the country. He is strong, and is very capable of controlling the paint. But against the multi-talented Walker, he will have issues, much like Derrick Williams will against Nolan Smith. But in this case, there is a greater disparity between the two players. Walker will win going away.
From the Southeast:
Pittsburgh vs. Utah State
Ashton Gibbs, 6'2" junior guard vs. Tai Wesley, 6'7" senior forward
The Big East is a conference where the recruiting rankings of the teams never really overwhelms you, but the players are gritty, tough, and very talented. Ashton Gibbs is the type of guy I'd expect to see playing at a local court, draining threes and driving on the big guys. Wesley is a well-built player as well, but he lacks the quick feet needed to defend the über-athletic Gibbs. With his leaping ability and variety of offensive moves, Gibbs is going to be too tough for Wesley to guard, ending the Aggies' great run.
Brigham Young vs. Michigan State
Jimmer Fredette, 6'2" senior guard vs. Kalin Lucas, 6'1" senior guard
People seem to forget how great of a player Lucas is. Because of the big drop-off of Michigan State between two years ago and now, Lucas' brilliance has been buried underneath his team's struggles. He has all the qualities of an elite guard, much like Jimmer Fredette. Fredette is not the world's best defender, but he is a smart one. If he can cut off Lucas' drives, Lucas is not a very good shooter off the dribble. Fredette, on the other hand, can score in almost any situation, and is surprisingly good in isolation considering he isn't exceedingly athletic. This is a close one, but The Jimmer takes it.