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Lamont Butler Sends the Aztecs to the National Championship

Butler drove to the other end of the floor, got cut off heading towards the rim, moved to his left, and rose for the biggest shot of his life. It went through the nets at the buzzer, and pure elation filled the San Diego State bench, sideline, cheer section, NRG Stadium, and Viejas Arena back in San Diego, where thousands of fans were watching the game. 

Miami vs. UConn Final Four Expert Pick.

Miami vs. UConn Final Four Expert Pick

Obviously, the players and coaches are completely different from that miracle run, but Larrañaga’s experience can’t be overlooked. Even though Dan Hurley’s a brilliant basketball mind, Larrañaga is the only coach here who has previously coached a Final Four game. Of the past 22 national champions, only five featured a coach making his first appearance in the Final Four. 

FAU Owls vs. SDSU Aztecs Final Four Expert Pick

Frankly, it will be an ugly first half of basketball. A 70,000-seat football stadium will be jam-packed with fans, media, and celebrities, and the jitters will be at an all-time high for both programs. The Aztecs have gotten off to slow starts a couple of times this tournament, although Brian Dutcher has done a great job of settling them down and finding a way to lock in. 

How the Aztecs Made the Final Four

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. 

Godzilla Smoking! Badgers Are Us!

This is the final four of the NIT in Las Vegas. Wisconsin is the only team from a power 5 league and getting them as an underdog is too good to pass up. Big 10 vs. American Conference. Wisconsin plays Michigan and Indiana. North Texas plays the lines of ODU.