Monday, April 02, 2007


We have reached the end of another great year of college hoops. "One Shining Moment" will play at some time around 9:00PM PST tonight, and I will likely cry, again! It is not because this song is great, or because the highlights are inspiring, it is just the fact that I won't watch another college game until November!

However, I will not dwell on the inevitable passing of this year, but rather the enjoyable 40 minutes of hoops.

I am struggling to pick a winner, because the 5 point spread has me thinking that someone believes that Florida will finally put together the complete package for an entire game start to finish. This is very possible, as they have been improving steadily and not only have the most complete first 7 players, but also a hard work, maniacal coach, who probably has done the best job of the year.

OK, I have convinced myself.... The winner of the National championship and the cover belongs to ......

Florida Gators. 81-73.

Here's why:

This game will go up and down because Conley will dominate from the point, and he will get the Buckeyes out on the break when Taurean Green turns the ball over. ( He is the weakest link on the team). However, Florida will like this tempo and they will get 4 or 5 three pointers from Humphrey and several drives and buckets from Corey Brewer ( see Most Outstanding player). I really like Greg Oden and he will play well tonight, but it won't be enough.

Don't be afraid when this game is close for the first 20-25 minutes. The change will come:

The key to this game will be early in the second half, when Donovan finally switches Corey Brewer over onto Mike Conley. He is long enough to keep him out of the paint, and this will make the difference. With limited penetration, the close game will shift to a 8-10 point game, and the experience of Florida will keep it there. (if he opens with this defensive match-up, and Conley is not effective, it will be a mismatch)

Enjoy the highlights, there will be many. Oden will block a dunk attempt by Noah and he will fall on his ass, but Horford will lay in the change and it will look like a good play. This will be the type of play that makes the difference in the Florida cover.

One extra Note:

Next years Final four!


Good Luck!
B. Anthony!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear B. Anthony and Money--
Thanks for a full season of interesting commentary and enriching tips!

Dollar Bill

3:21 PM  

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