The Fantastic Four
For the first time since they’ve started seeding, the NCAA Tournament finally has all four number one seeds in the Final Four. Your participants: Memphis, UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina. Did your bracket reflect this?
Whatever your thoughts on the teams remaining, it’s hard to deny they have been the best four teams in college basketball this season. Two have spent time in the top ranking (Memphis, North Carolina), while the other two didn’t spend much time at all outside of the top five.
While we are waiting for Saturday to arrive, here are some story lines to keep an eye on:
Can Bill Self get Kansas over the proverbial Championship hump? It’s about time that program won something, especially if they want to continue to be mentioned in the same sentence as Carolina, UCLA and Kentucky. One thing’s for sure, he certainly has the team to do so.
Can Memphis finish what the way they started? Over the past two tournament games, the Tigers have looked like one of the best teams remaining. Will this be the case next weekend?
Can Ben Howland actually win one of these Final Four appearances?
Will Roy Williams win another one, putting him right at the top for best coaches in college?
It should be fun seeing which one of these subjects becomes reality.