College basketball is interesting, especially these NCAA tournament games. As we know from the NBA experience, teams don’t win titles…they lose them. Ask Florida today. Outscored 18-3 down the stretch. Syracuse did some inexplicable game management; taking out their senior point guard at a critical stretch of the game.
We might go all the way to say, no basketball titles are actually won; they are lost. While “no” titles may be a stretch, certainly most of the titles are lost. Cold three-point shooting; reliance on a part of a game that is going to fail at some point or someone gets hurt. In one game. That’s why this thing is so unpredictable.
As we note, Kentucky is still in it. As in, “unless something remarkable happens, Kentucky is going to win it all.” And let’s face it, it’s not like a major fail hasn’t happened before. Like UNLV inexplicably losing to Duke after destroying them the previous season. Or George Mason rolling through a gauntlet of national powers on their way to the Final Four. Or Butler…yes, BUTLER…going to back-to-back title games.
Baylor has a shot if they play a perfect game, otherwise, it’s not happening. Ohio State has no chance. I’m not even sure if North Carolina gets by Kansas, and if they do, they won’t get by Louisville. We at BSP believe it will be Louisville vs Kentucky part two for the national title.