The winner of that game is my pick in the region. I’m going with Michigan.
The East is headlined by the most talented team in the country, Indiana. The Hoosiers have it all with a pair of possible lottery picks in center Cody Zeller and swingman Victor Oladipo, and a smooth point guard in freshman Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell. They also have the easiest draw. The only other true heavyweight is Miami, led by point guard Shane Larkin, son of Barry.
The biggest obstacle for Tom Crean’s club is itself.
The West is wide open. The Cinderella slipper no longer fits Gonzaga, which has gone from underdog to top dog. But neither does the crown of West regional champion.
My pick is New Mexico. The Lobos don’t have a lot of size outside of center Alex Kirk, but they have guard play with Kendall Williams, who dropped 46 in a game this season, and Tony Snell.
The title game will be Louisville vs. Indiana. Even the Fellowship of the Miserable can’t stop Pitino from winning his second national championship.
Somebody has to reign supreme in a season where chaos has been the order of the day.