Monday, April 4, 2011
NCAA Basketball Championship
-Shelvon Mack has played a crucial role in the Butler backcourt. The junior guard scored an average 21.8 PPG over the first five tournament games for the Bulldogs. But it's hard to side against the dynamic duo of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb. Lamb has been an excellent compliment to one of college basketball's best players.
-UConn boasts a front line led by Alex Oriakhi, who is averaging 6.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in the tournament. Butler, however, is led by enthusiastic white guy Matt Howard. Howard led the team in regular season scoring, and is full of intangibles like basketball smartitude, hardworkabilility, and sticktoitiveness.
-Both benches make solid contributions on the floor, with each team giving approximately 30% of minutes to the backups. Don't expect a bench guy to be an X-factor this time, however.
-Calhoun has the championship experience, with two national titles already won. But I hear he's kind of a jerk. And Brad Stevens is on his way to becoming a basketball god, with back to back appearences in the championship at the helm of a midmajor. Youth wins.
-UConn 1, Butler 0
It Would Really Suck To Lose 2 Years In A Row
-Butler 72, UConn 69. By some divine miracle.