I think Kentucky has it the only team that could've caused a little trouble would be North Carolina withh Kendall Marshall, to me now no one stands a chance
I wanted UNC, but due to the injury of Marshall resulting to a Carolina loss there's no more competition for UK's talent. The only thing I see UK not winning is if they get upset by Louisville but I doubt it.
I think teams with some experience and poise could have a great chance at defeating Kentucky, in a national championship game its not just about skill, it psychological also. Also teams with post players are clearly better off than jump shooting teams, cause its hard playing in a huge unknow arena, ur depth perception is totally different.
If we go back to the mental aspect it could be a game changer, who steps up when it mathers the most. Who can make the big shots? Im looking forward to some great games, but for me kentucky is the team to beat. But as shown earlier in the season they are beatable, and if i get to pick a dark horse i really like Ohio, to match up with kentucky in the championship game. And then im just going to sit back and enjoy, lets hope we dont get a scapegoat cause i always feel sorry for em.
i have Ohio State over Kentucky in the Championship Game...
i just think Ohio State will UK somehow. but that is just a feeling and not based on any weakness or something i have seen so far...
I just don't see how Kentucky loses unless something crazy happens.
Kentucky is easily the favorites tbh,I would say Ohio has the second best chance
I actually had Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, and UNC in my final 4. I think Kentucky is too good not to win it all, but just to spice it up I had Louisville beating Kentucky and then beating UNC to win it all. I just didn't want to pick the "boring" bracket, but I think Kentucky wins it all.
I like Kansas a lot, but fail to see how they match up with KU. Only OSU can really at this point, I think. Poor Kendall Marshall. UK vs. UNC would have been epic.
Up front, Withey and T Rob could give lots of problems to AD and Terrence Jones. I think Kansas can't stop MKG and Kentucky has more perimeter weapons including Lamb, Miller, and Teague.
Kansas played one hell of a game against a very good UNC team so I wouldn't underestimate them. Kansas is kind of sneaking in their similar to what they did in 2008.
Kentucky should have the easier game Saturday, plus they play earlier. The Kansas/OSU game should be a war with the winner probably being more tired than Kentucky. That should help Kentucky some. Another thing is that while Kentucky isn't really deep they have six scorers so they don't have to rely on one particular player to score a ton of points.
If the same officiating crew from the Cuse/OSU game works the national title with Kentucky/OSU playing, then I can see OSU winning due to them shooting 25 more FT's than UK. But in all seriousness no team left can match the talent level of UK and Coach Cal should finally get that title he's been after for years. I can see UK cruising past Louisville and whoever they get in the Finals with MKG getting the Final Four MVP.
Sully vs davis
the brusier vs the blocker
I think if they played Ohio would win ONLY IF they can keep the wing players honest. One thing about ohio they have a great man to man defense and gets back on the defense they can keep up athletically with kentucky.Davis will be in foul trouble and he's not use to that Sullinger will be in foul trouble but he is use to it.The team that normally goes the fatherest is the team that faces the most problems Ohio did and overcame the best zone d in college,poor offictiating,loseing last season. Davis hasent played any one or stuck any elite big perry jones lll did was proving what scouts have been saying hes talented but inconsistent.They might compare davis to kg but what makes kevin garnett kg is his aggression and Toughness davis donest have that level of tuff juice in him.
I have ohio winning ,craft negates teague , davis gets in foul trouble , ohio wings out shoot kentuckys,Jones has a mental crack down when the pressures on we have seen it before.Lamb can hit the 3 and Daruis miller can hit the 3 but hes streaky and with him in the game somebody else has to come out which will take defensive pressure off of ohio from stopping ball penetration
This just feels like Calipari's year. AD is the only big man in college who seriously changes the game. MKG is a beast of a second option while Terrence Jones is a very good, understated third option. Lamb and Miller do enough on both ends with timely shooting. If Teague can put two solid games together then he can neutralize Tyshawn Taylor or Aaron Craft. ... UK is weakest with their true point guard position relative to Louisville, Kansas, and OSU, but Teague does have talent and should be able to get some opportunities since the defense will be focused on AD, MKG, and Jones. Teague doesn't have to do too much, just control the tempo, break down the defense at times, and put some points on the board. I think if he gets 20 points total in the Final Four then UK wins the championship. ... Teague is kind of the X-factor outside of the Big Three (Davis, MKG, Jones). He has to hold his own against the other point guards and push the pace and play solid defense. Doron Lamb is a good player and a very good shooter but he is not a true point guard -- Teague can create more offense than Lamb. Teague is no John Wall but Kentucky might need him to pull off some Brandon Knight-style clutch shots with the clock winding down. He also needs to slow down Peyton Silva as he is Louisville's most dangerous player.
I have Teague as the X-factor for the Louisville game and then the championship game. I think the OSU-Kansas game will be a war of attrition. It might come down to who stays out of foul trouble, Sullinger for OSU and T Rob for Kansas. Tyshawn Taylor and Aaron Craft are both good guards but each brings something different. The X-factor in this game is Jeff Withey. If he can stay out of foul trouble, Kansas has a great chance to win the game. He can block shots and score and rebound inside. His height should give OSU trouble. He is a great complement to Thomas Robinson.