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This could be the best game of the Elite 8, and maybe the most exciting, featuring two legendary programs and two superstars that can score whenever they feel like it.
Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies might be the best player in the nation averaging just under 24 points per game. But it's not just how many points he scores that impresses, but how Walker does it. He can shoot from almost anywhere on the court, and he is also pure clutch in the final minutes of games.
But Walker isn't the only player who can score for the Huskies. Freshman Jeremy Lamb is a superstar in the making that can mop up Walker's mess if he leaves one. Lamb averages 10 points per game, but can score 20 in any game to help the Huskies if Walker happens to be having a poor game.
A player that will have to step up for the Huskies is big man Alex Oriahki. Oriahki will most likely be guarding Arizona's superstar Derrick Williams. Oriahki could have trouble because of how dangerous Williams is from anywhere on the court. Oriahki has to stay out of foul trouble for the Huskies to have a chance in this game.
Speaking of Derrick Williams, the Arizona Wildcats will need him to stay out of foul trouble. Williams is just coming off the performance of his career against the Duke Blue Devils where he scored 32 point and had 13 rebounds in the 'Cats upset win, and the question will be if he can repeat his performance.
A complete player, Williams didn't just do his work in the post against Duke. He had five three pointers and lots of second chance opportunities after missing his first shot.
Williams of course will have to have a big game for the Wildcats to win, but there are other players that will mean a lot for Arizona.
Point guard Momo Jones will also have to play another great game for Arizona to have a chance against the Huskies. Against Duke, Jones had no turnovers along with 16 points and six assists.
Other players that could step up for Arizona are Kevin Parrom, Solomon Hill, Kyle Fogg and Jordin Mayes. All these players can have a big game at any time.
The coaching match up for this game is also very intriguing pitting legendary coach Jim Calhoun against a new-comer coach who is exceeding expectations, Sean Miller.
With all the momentum after the big Duke win, I think Connecticut will have a tough time winning this game.
My prediction: Arizona Wildcats 82 Connecticut Huskies 79.
MVP: Derrick Williams, because of the monster game he had last time he knows what he has to do this game for the Wildcats to win and advance.