After a relatively quiet beginning 7/8ths to the first round, the final session of four games were fantastic. A double overtime game with clutch last second performances, a 12 over 5 overtime stunner, and a 13 over a 4 overtime thriller. Robert Morris even hung with Michigan State for awhile.
The second round promises to be just as exciting, if not more. I cant wait!
Best Game: Its really a take your pick, but I like Syracuse vs. Arizona State
(1) North Carolina vs. (8) LSU
This score is under the assumption that Brandon Lawson plays. I dont think he is going to be a game changer by any means, but his presence will will the Tar Heels to a victory. If he doesnt play, anything can happen. Expect a nice game here.
(4) Gonzaga vs. (12) Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky is a very good ball club. They pummeled Illinois for most of the game before getting sloppy at the end. Gonzaga is a hard team to judge in my opinion. This should be a heck of a game, but the dream for WKU will stay alive.
(3) Syracuse vs. (6) Arizona State
Syracuse looked fantastic against Stephen F. Austin, while ASU had a dog fight over Temple. I just think Syracuse is a much better team.
(2) Oklahoma vs. (10) Michigan
This game rests single-handedly on Blake Griffin. If he shows up and plays well, Oklahoma will win. If not, and Michigan is hitting shots, there could be an upset. Michigan will hang, but Oklahoma will survive.