March 18, 2010

Final Four 2010

The NCAA tournament begins today and so does one of my favorite times of the year. Four days of watching basketball does life get any better?As one Sports Illustrated writer put it, "It's never overhyped. It never disappoints. How many things can you say that about? From start to finish, the Big Dance is the best sporting event in America."

Before the games get underway this morning here are my Final Four picks.

Duke Blue Devils

Kansas Jayhawks

Syracuse Orangemen

West Virginia Mountaineers

I like Kansas over Duke for the national championship.

In keeping with the spirit of my last post there are a few teams I would like to see do very poorly in the tournament. We'll call this my Hated Four.

I've already discused my reasons for wanting byu and Montana to fail.

Kentucky wildcats for what they have done to the Utes in tournaments past and the Richmond spiders well because I hate spiders.

There are also some teams that I would like to see do well, this would be my Favorite Four. Most these teams are not likely to win many games but it would be nice to see them win a few.

Clemson Tigers since I was in Clemson SC on my mission.

New Mexico Lobos, this seems like the best chance the Mountain West Confrence has to go deep into the tournament.

Utah State Aggies, they are from my home state and it's been a while since they've won a tournament game so I feel kind of bad for them.

UNLV Runnin' Rebels, another MWC member.

Feel free to leave a comment about who you think will be in the final four, who you like and don't like in the big dance.


Melanie said...

Seeing as I don't really know much about any basketball teams aside from the Aggies, I'm gonna say that I hope they win a few games. Hopefully a lot of games!

Rachelle Cornia said...

I like your final four, Kansas for sure to win. Nice

Dave said...

I picked Kansas, West Virginia, Pitt, and Purdue, with Kansas to win it all. And I have once again picked Utah State to make it out of the first round, which will surely screw up my bracket as it always does.