My Thoughts on March Madness So Far
WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on everyone? Hopefully you all have been well. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re coming off a really nice win Wednesday over the Houston Rockets and now weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got the defending champion Lakers in town on Friday.
But of course the Big Dance is back again tonight and this weekend, so I figured IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d talk a little college hoops here.
First off, I did have a chance to watch a few games last weekend, and I saw some pretty good ones. Two of the best ones I was able to see were Villanova-St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Maryland-Michigan State. Of course, I saw my Texas Longhorns lose in the first round, and that was a real tough loss. But overall, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a real fun tournament. Of course, whoever filled out a bracket, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all messed up now because Kansas lost. That shows how good each team that makes the tournament is and how every game is key.
A lot of players have caught my eye, too, aside from the obvious guys like John Wall, Evan Turner and DeMarcus Cousins. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jimmer Fredette from BYU, he had a great tournament. Omar Samhan from St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s having a great tournament. Jordan Crawford played really well for Xavier. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot of guys. Jacob Pullen is playing very well. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great group of guys and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be fun to see what they can do for their teams this weekend.
As far as the Sweet Sixteen goes, I really want to see Cornell and Kentucky. A lot of people are already writing Cornell off but I think they might have the right tools to go to the Final Four. I also want to see Northern Iowa play, too. I like the underdogs so itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cool for a small school to be up in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight.
And if I had to choose any favorites, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got to be Kentucky or Syracuse. Those two have a good chance to win it and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be cool to see a group of young guys like Kentucky win it all or Syracuse as well. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be fun to watch and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to it.
Who do y’all have this weekend? Did anyone pick Northern Iowa to upset Kansas? Let me now in my comments section.
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