Final 4 Weekend, Misery Ensues
Written by Preston Ekdahl on May 3, 2019
I’ve got 3 games left in this hellacious NCAA tournament to gain some traction. Call me Joe Public because I, along with the rest of America, had some combination of Duke, North Carolina, and Gonzaga in the Final 4. Did any of those teams make it? Not a chance, instead we are left with Virginia; an admittedly great team all year who use suffocating defense and a very efficient offense to get them this far. Auburn, the cinderella of the tournament who just bomb teams out from deep and play at such a breakneck pace that it’s hard to run with them. When the shots are falling, it’s a wrap for everyone else. You have to have a pesky team in there and what better than Coach Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans led by Cassius Winston who is just willing this rag tag group of players to Minneapolis. Finally, you have Texas Tech, who with the ascension of Jarrett Culver up the draft boards and some timely shots by Matt Mooney, made it this far.