Thursday, March 24, 2011
The NCAA at a Glance (Sweet 16 edition at Anaheim)
The Western Regional will be played at the Honda Center in Anaheim (more well known as the Pond). Yes, that might also be the future home of the Sacramento Kings, if all things hold serve.
1st Seed Duke vs 5th Seed Arizona: Duke felt at home in Charlotte, easily dispatching Hampton and then barely fending off a game Michigan squad. Arizona swatted its way past Memphis and took advantage of a 5-second inbound call against Texas in Tulsa.
2nd Seed San Diego State vs 3rd Seed Connecticut: In Tucson, The Aztecs made short work of Northern Colorado, but was taken to double overtime by Temple. UConn got past Bucknell and Cincinnati in DC.
My Original Bracket: Duke vs Arizona. UConn vs SDSU. With the Elite Eight being San Diego State beats Duke.
Revised Bracket: Still sticking with my prediction. Home court advantage comes in handy with the Aztecs.
Player/s to Watch: Kyrie Irving. Only played in 8 games prior to the tournament. Looks like he is just fine. And the further Duke goes, the better he becomes.