Few told The Washington Post, "It's been a sounder sleep than most years, I'll give you that, it has been a sounder sleep, because I trust these guys so much".
Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) looks to pass the ball past South Dakota State guard Michael Orris (50) during the first half of a first-round. So far we knocked off three out of our four goals.
Bracket pool motivations aside, no one much likes rooting for chalk. Still, the idea that the Bulldogs are Final Four material is no fluke. "We got a good scout report on Daum". "Usually, there are seven or eight teams that you can narrow it down to". Still, the Zags should have the pieces to withstand it. It's always exciting when a school makes the tournament for the very first time, and it's doubly exciting when they actually have a shot at winning their first March Madness game. "And for us our focus is really with our team and what we need to do". But overall, it is hard to take away a lot of positives from this win, but don't worry-we will find some.
"You think we can rewind and get a do-over on that period?" The ceiling for the Tar Heels' tournament progress truly is the roof. No western team has won it since Arizona beat Kentucky for the title 20 years ago. His scoring average and 861 total points this season rank second in NCAA Division I, and have allowed him to rise to No. 15 on SDSU's career scoring list with 1,379 career points with two seasons of eligibility remaining.More news: Hog-tied: Arkansas routs Vanderbilt 76-62 in SEC semifinals
Anyway, one of those four losses? Though the Tigers have more scoring depth and Mike Davis runs a more conservative system, they also use offensive pressure to win games at the line.
This seems like a failure on the part of the selection committee.
For Przemek Karnowski, this is his 5th NCAA tournament appearance and while he's happy that he is the winningest Bulldog of all time, he's happy that he helps his team win. The Tar Heels can adapt to nearly any system, both offensively and defensively and while they don't play position-less basketball that's becoming more trendy, rarely do matchup issues plague them. So it's just a rubber match. But Oklahoma has the talent to get to the Sweet 16 at least, and it's a fun team to watch on its best nights. That would be Louisville, which is ranked four spots higher than the Jayhawks on Kenpom.
But coach Mark Few believes that this year's team dominates "like no team we've ever had". Wisconsin (25-9) shouldn't be a no. 8 seed, Florida (24-8) and Virginia (22-10) are both underseeded per Kenpom, and Duke (27-8) arguably should've been a no. 1 seed.