Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Great Football Matchup in the Dome

Another set of games last night that did not disappoint. Florida showed they can bang with the big boys in their grueling victory over Georgetown. Noah again played a vital role in helping his team advance. Right now, he is their catalyst and as long as he keeps playing the way he has been Florida has a shot to beat anyone.

BC, much like Gonzaga, got up big early as an underdog, but faltered at the end in their one point defeat in a matchup between former Big East rivals. Villanova was down by as much as 16 in the first half, but clawed their way back thanks to the stellar play of Randy Foye. It was as if everyone knew what Foye was going to do, but they still couldn't stop him. BC's loss leaves no ACC teams in the Elite 8.

UConn vs Washington wasn't bad either.

Atlanta Regional
#2 Texas vs #4 LSU 4:40 ET CBS
I think this game is going to be the most physical in the tournament so far. Both teams have big guys inside that love to roam the paint. Glen Davis was a little bit off his game on Thursday, but defensive star Tyrus Thomas made up for it by returning to sender 5 Duke shots. The Longhorns will have an advantage on the perimeter in guard play and will need to take advantage of LSU's lack of ballhandlers. The Tigers beat Duke with their defense. I think Texas needs to push the ball and force LSU to keep up with them offensively. For LSU to win this game, they will need the same kind of effort defensively and have someone step up on offense outside of Davis or Darrell Mitchell. I think Texas is too balanced and will have a better night shooting than Duke did.
Prediction: Texas

Tournament: 16-6

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