Monday, April 07, 2008

Missed free throw to lose!

We have reached the final college basketball game and we have a good one. The two best teams are meeting, which is the way it should be.

B. Anthony should be congratulated for having picked Memphis at the beginning of the year and rode them all year. I picked Louisville who put up a good fight, but ultimately fell down. But during the journey I have re-kindled an old relationship; Kansas.

I am backing the Jayhawks tonite and I am sure that B. Anthony will disagree with me and that's OK.

KANSAS +2 vs. Memphis
These two teams are evenly matched. They both play great defense, are extremely efficient on offense, have great depth and like soup. So how do you pick winner? I am going with Kansas in this game, because I believe they have a better team. They are bigger down low and have more players who can put the ball in the hoop. They have great guard defenders, but they are smaller than CDR and Rose. They won't stop them, but they won't have their way either. I look at this game similar to how I looked at the Memphis/UCLA game. Where are the other points going to come from? Dorsey? Taggert for three? I don't think so. Memphis will shoot the threes, because that is where Kansas is vulnerable, but KU is better 3 point shooting team. Kansas will be able to play different styles; pound it inside, shoot the three, dribble penetration and most importantly play defense and disrupt Memphis.

I think this game will be close, but if anyone is going to blow somebody out, it will be Kansas that will be doing the blowing.

Final score;
Kansas 68 Memphis 67.

What a cruel score. Memphis loses the game by a missed free throw?

I love the under too; 148.5

Good luck!


One (more) Shining Moment

B. Anthony just watched several "Shining Moments" of the past on Youtube! Probably one of the only reasons I would visit the site. But very worth while.

We have come to the end of another great college season. I can't tell if I am more excited for the championship game, or more sad that I will have to wait another 7 months before I can write the preview for the 2008-2009 season. But this year has delivered and tonight's game will be the icing on the cake.

Memphis will continue to be the apple of my eye! As my loyal readers know, I have been thoroughly enamored all year, and they have exceeded even my expectations in this tournament. They have won in such convincing fashion, they don't even remember what it feels like to not play with confidence!

Tonight you will see two teams press and run at each other for the entire 40 minutes. Kansas will have moments of success in the paint, but it won't be enough. I look for Brandon Rush to have another outstanding game, but he won't shoot as well from the 3-point line with Antonio Anderson draped all over him. Aldridge, the KU freshman, will show why he is destined for greatness, but the KU bigs can't run the court well enough to stop the wings and the Dorsey put backs!

Again Rose will be the best player on the court, 21 points, 8 assist, 8 rebounds, 3 steals!!! CDR will get his 25 plus as well. Great team chemistry, and as I talked about earlier in the year, they can dance and will be dancing well. The surprise of the night will be.......... they will act like true champions and be classy. You won't see any of the expected tom-foolery and others follishness that you have seen from past champions. This will be true team championships.

Final Score, Memphis 81-73. Tigers National Champs!!!