The NCAA memories of the past had haunted SDSU and their fans, and all they wanted was a win in March Madness. This year, they got more than that, and they have now found their way to the first Final Four berth in program history.
The Aztecs defense has been playing at a magnificent level, and their swarming, relentless play on the defensive end has been tiresome for both Charleston and Furman. Also, neither Charleston nor Furman was able to score more than 60 points.
This is the one you want to tune in for! This is a 2021 Final Four rematch in the game where Jalen Suggs hit an unreal buzzer-beater, jumped on the table, and sent the Bulldogs to the national title game, ending UCLA’s improbable Final Four run as an 11-seed.
Now, on to Louisiana. The Ragin’ Cajuns are all sorts of fun. They average 78 PPG and are in the top-25 in field goal percentage and three-point percentage, so there is no shortage of offense here.
Yes, there always seems to be a massive upset in the first round, and I’m sure it will come this year. Grand Canyon is an exciting team to watch, and their fans should travel well to Denver for this one. Rayshon Harrison leads the way with 17.7 PPG and dropped 31 in the last game against Southern Utah.
Alabama is an easy choice to win this, especially with the 26-5 record and 16-2 conference mark and a 4-spot in the latest top 25 polls. On the other hand, the situation around Brandon Miller has been difficult for everybody to deal with, and the Crimson Tide just lost to Texas A&M to finish out the regular season.
The MWC could see five teams headed for the Big Dance, and the only team ranked in the top 25 is San Diego State, although all of Boise State, Nevada, Utah State, and New Mexico have had strong seasons.
One of the most unpredictable conference tournaments has to be the Big Ten. When looking at the conference, there is a flurry of teams that could rattle off a few wins and punch their tickets to the Big Dance just hours before the Selection Sunday Show.
The NBA All-Star Break has come to a close and the game itself was, well, not very enjoyable. However, the second half of the NBA season is kicking off with a full slate of games on Thursday.