A blog by Big Red
With only four teams left in what has been the craziest march madness to date, lets take a moment to look back at some of the highlights.
Whenever march rolls around we always expect to see a few ridiculous upsets and buzzer beaters, but not this many. Do I even have to mention Northern Iowa upsetting Texas? That was fucking unbelievable. Who would have thought a group of incest born white boys could upset a powerhouse like Texas. But then again anything can happen in March.
Maybe the most surprising moment of the tournament was the rise of the whitest black man in the ivy league, Makai Mason. I mean this has to be some type of Michael Jackson Sammy Sosa shit. How can an ivy league white boy with a name like Makai Mason be breaking ankles left and right? He was electric on the court, but a prep school douche in the interview, and I loved every minute of it. Then of course we move onto the Perry Ellis jokes. Never in my life, have I seen so many tweets making the exact same fucking joke. Except maybe every fucking day on the internet.
Maybe the best highlight of the entire tournament, was seeing Duke fall. Don’t get me wrong I love some of the players that have come out of Duke, and I even enjoy watching them play. But I hate Mike SHACHEFSKY (yeah that’s how I like to spell it). I actually had a professor who went to Duke, and told me that he had a few run ins with the big dick, and said he’s even scummier in person. Never thought that was possible. That’s beside the point. Who does he think he is? Trying to coach Oregon’s player in the handshake lines? Like are you kidding me? you sore fucking loser get over yourself and your rat face looking ass. Your best fucking player trips people any time he doesn’t get a call in his favor. The best part was that Shachefsky lied about what he said to Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, and CBS put him on full blast.
So opening rounds statistically prove that this has been the craziest march madness we’ve ever seen. I got so caught up in helping my friends make brackets, I somehow fucking didn’t make one myself. I know I know, how can a basketball blogger forget to make a march madness bracket. Well when you smoke as much as I do, you can forget just about anything. This is beside the point. The point is I’m the fucking lucky one who didn’t lose any money this march. I am fucking Darren Rovell, the madness is all I desire.
Now lets get to the final four. With the games just a few days away (Saturday at 6:09 and 8:49 pm start times), lets talk predictions.
In the first game we have Villanova vs. Oklahoma, two #2 seeds going head to head, and honestly if you ask me there is nothing keeping Buddy Hield out of the national championship. Buddy has been averaging 25.4 this season, and do I even have to mention how he’s been playing throughout the tournament. Hield is averaging 29.3 points per game. Ever since Oklahoma fell to West Virginia back on March 11 for the Big 12 tournament, Hield has been playing with a chip on his shoulder. Now I know we can talk about Villanova’s starting 5, and how freshmen Jalen Brunson is shifty guard who can get in the paint. But I don’t buy it. This game will not be about freshmen one and done’s its all up to the upper classmen in this one. For Oklahoma, they will rely hard on Hield, however they also have major threats in Isaiah Cousins, Ryan Spangler, and Jordan Woodard who will be starting their 105th consecutive game together on Saturday. For Villanova, they wont be relying on Jalen Brunson, at least I hope not if they want a shot at this game. Senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono and 7 foot center and senior Daniel Ochefu will lead nova. If Nova can get Ochefu good looks down low, and try and keep Hield to about 15-20 points then I think anything is possible for the wildcats.
PREDICTION: Oklahoma/BUDDY HIELD
In my opinion the second game is more exciting. We have two all time great coaches going head to head. Roy Williams leading the powerhouse number one seed UNC for his 5th appearance with UNC in the final four and the 9th of his career. On the other side, we have Jim motherfucking Boeheim and the Syracuse Orangemen. The guy goes so hard during games, he sometimes pee’s his pants on the sidelines.
But seriously, who doesn’t love Jim Boeheim. The guy has been playing a 2-3 zone for what feels like 100 years now, and it just somehow fucking works. Syracuse has shocked the country somehow making it to the final four as the number 10 seed. If Syracuse somehow wins this game, and can win the national title they will be the highest seed to ever do so. While I’m rooting for Syracuse to pull this one out, its going to be tough. Last game, the Boeheim decided to change his gameplan and to run the floor and press. This is something we never see from Syracuse, and honestly I wish we got to see it more often. With one of the best comebacks in march madness history, Boeheim coached his team back from a 15 point deficit with 10 minutes left in the game. The only problem is, Boeheim’s gameplan to run the floor will not work against UNC. With elite quickness from UNC’s Bryce Johnson and Marcus Paige, its going to be a long day for Syracuse. UNC put on a shooting clinic in the last game, and if Syracuse plans on running their 2-3 zone, there going to have to keep a lot of pressure on Paige, and force Johnson to take tough shots falling away form the basket. Make sure you guys tune in Saturday night for what is sure to be a thriller.
PREDICTION: UNC wins by double digits. Jim Boeheim, shits his pants this time..
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