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2011 Sweet 16 Preview

March 22nd 2011 15:48
1 Ohio State and 4 Kentucky

Brandon Knight and Terence Jones are the two best players, but DeAndre Liggins is the guy to watch out for. Can he help close of the perimeter? The answer is no. Liggins is great, but OSU have too many shooters. Jared Sullinger will destroy UK down low. Kentucky will put up a fight- Cal is too good to go down without one- but OSU is just so darn good.

11 Marquette and 2 North Carolina

This game will be per usual for UNC. Marquette will jump out to a nice lead, and then Harrison Barnes and Co. will make a huge comeback at the end to take this game. Man to watch out for: Tyler Zeller. This kid has been playing some really good- and clutch- basketball of late.

1 Duke and 5 Arizona

Sean Miller will make a bazillion schemes to try to slow down Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving. It won't work. Kyle Singler will get shut down by Derrick Williams- who should have a nice day- but Nolan Smith is too talented and Coach K's team plays too well as a cohesive unit to lose this one. They're the defending champs for a really good reason. They win.

3 Connecticut and 2 San Diego State

Billy White and DJ Gay are too good defensively. They'll find a way to frustrate Kemba Walker. Kawhi Leonard will have another big day, and Malcolm Thomas will be able to help stifle Jeremy Lamb.

1 Kansas and 12 Richmond

Kevin Anderson will give Kansas a huge scare, but then the Morris twins will start rolling and Kansas will show why they are such a powerhouse.

11 VCU and 10 Florida State

Jamie Skeen and VCU are shooting at an extremely high rate- and ripping top opponents as well. Florida State is an interesting team. They can't score, but they are the best defensive team out there. They managed to find their shot against Notre Dame, but that was an abnormal circumstance. Having Chris Singleton will definitely boost them. Shaka Smart will have an interesting task against FSU, and I think FSU's defense will just barely give them this game.

8 Butler and 4 Wisconsin

Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer are two of the best players out there. I am still taking Butler. Ralph Nored is such an insane defensive player, and I think Wisconsin might have some trouble against Matt Howard. I think Butler scrapes by in this game.

3 BYU and 2 Florida

Can anybody stop Jimmer? I don't think Florida will. Chandler Parsons, Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker are good players, and I think Billy Donovan has a plan in place. I think Parsons knocks down the buzzer beater to beat Butler. I also find it interesting that I took only one team with a worse seed.
Can Florida Stop Jimmer?

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Comment by nbageek

March 22nd 2011 23:07
I'm going with a minor upset and Arizona over Duke. All the games will be close and good ones. Like your choices! For some reason I can't go against Butler.

Comment by HoopsinHotlanta

March 24th 2011 17:14
I don't think their is a better time of the year then NCAA tournament time. I think your analysis is on point except that I thnk VCU will pull it out against FSU, VCU has taken on their coaches fire and personality. But hey," it's going to be great either way.

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