The Final Four is set—Atlanta here they come!
This year’s Final Four will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday April 6, with the NCAA National Championship Game being played on Monday April 8.
The Final Four semi-final games will begin on Saturday April 6. Game one will feature the No. 1 overall seed Louisville Cardinals representing the Big East, will play against this year’s Cinderella (No. 9 seed) the Wichita State WuShock, (the last remaining Mid-Major) from the Missouri Valley Conference. The second game will feature the No. 4 seed Syracuse Orange (Big East) matching up against another No. 4 seed Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference. The winners from each semi-final game will play for the National Championship on Monday April 8 (all games, semi-finals and Championship games will be covered by CBS).
At this year’s Final Four the number one player on everyone’s watch list is the Associated Press (AP) College Player of the Year nominee, Michigan’s phenom sophomore point guard Trey Burke. Other Notable players of this year’s Final Four include Peyton Siva (Louisville), guard Nik Stauskas (Michigan), and Carl Hall (Wichita State).
Why the Final Four Weekend is Most Exciting Weekend in Sports
The Final Four Tournament weekend has the highest level of fan involvement of any sporting event. By this time everyone’s bracket has been busted so fans and non-fans alike want to see who will be crowned College Basketball National Champion.
Like the previous years, this Final Four will be nothing short of specular. For everyone’s adopted Cinderella, Wichita State—come next Saturday, the clock will strike at mid-night. Even without the injured Kevin Ware, Louisville will prevail because they have the best combo guards in Peyton Siva and Russ Smith left in the Final Four. In the second game, Syracuse (Orange) will win because of its staunched defense. The Orange has been holding opponents to less than 60 points in four games (and in two games, they have held opponents to under 40 points).
Most fans and basketball experts have predicted Louisville will be this year’s National Champions. However, come Monday Syracuse will matchup against Louisville, and as much as it pains me to say, it will be Jim Boeheim’s Orange who will be cutting down the nets in Atlanta because of the injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware on during Sunday’s Elite-Eight matchup against Duke.
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