Arizona vs Louisville
Arizona is talented - Budinger, Wise and Hill, but they drop off considerably after that. Look for UL to wear down Arizona and come away with a workmanlike 78-66 win. TWill will stuff the stat sheet again and Earl Clark will take at least 2 stupid-ass shots
Syracuse vs Oklahoma
What an interesting matchup. Onuaku/Jackson/Ongenot (sp?) vs Griffin should be interesting, but the backcourt matchup is the most important. Willie Warren will have to come to play. Ultimately, OU's youth in the backcourt will be their undoing. Devendorf will annoy and Flynn will look sexy in a 79-75 Syracuse victory.
Kansas vs Michigan St
Will Tyshawn Taylor drive another stake into the heart of MU fans everywhere? MSU rolled KU in East Lansing earlier this year and I like them again in this game. They have more experience and more difference makers. Cole Alrich vs Goran Suton - can you imagine two more ugly players guarding each other. Michigan St win in front of the partisan Big 11 crowd 73-66.
Gonzaga vs North Carolina
Welcome to the big boys' table Gonzaga. Enjoy your salisbury steak and head back to mid-major land with your asses in your hands. UNC wins big, 92-74
Villanova vs Pitt
In a game fit for the BET quarterfinals, Villanova and Pitt square off for a Final Four appearance. I am totally torn on this one. When in doubt, go for the better defensive team...so, congrats Pitt, you just made your first Final Four. Sam Young goes off and Pitt wins 73-67.
Missouri vs UConn
Rinse and repeat on my UConn-Purdue prediction. UConn will really miss Dyson, but Missouri will be doomed by FT's. First, they won't attempt many and then they won't make the ones they attempt. Again, Missou's half court defense will be atrocious and Thabeet will have a field day without ever dribbling. UConn wins 84-77.