Final Four is Set, Florida is the Favorite

Then there was four….Florida, UConn., Wisconsin, and Kentucky make up an unlikely Final Four as the March Madness heads to Arlington, Tx., next weekend.

East Regional champ UConn, Florida’s Final Four opponent next Saturday, edged the Gators 65-64 on Dec. 2 on a buzzer-beating jump shot from Shabazz Napier. West regional champ Wisconsin, one of Florida’s potential national title game foes, defeated the Gators 59-53 in Madison on Nov. 12 thanks to a game-sealing jump shot from guard Traveon Jackson in the final seconds.

Wisconsin won the West bracket in an OT thriller, that marked the NCAA tying 7th overtime of the tourney.

Florida won the South Region easily over the underdog, Dayton Flyers who were the highest seed left at 11. The Gators look the most impressive, but have they been tested? Their last big test came in the SEC Tournament Championship when they faced Midwest regional champ Kentucky. The Wildcats came within one point of the Gators and since that game they have been on a tear. UK beat Kansas St. and then  unbeaten Wichita State, dangerous No. 4 seed Louisville and last year’s national runner-up Michigan to reach its third Final Four in four years.    

The favorite in Vegas right now is Florida, but it is going to be hard to beat this Kentucky team 4 times if the new age Fab 5 can get by Bo Ryan and the Badgers.

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

Frank “Catfish” Hughes has been called, “Bob Knight’s Baby with Hip Hop that covers sports.” and “the future of sports writing!” He is an official member of the NSSA & USBWA. Catfish covers the Los Angeles Angeles as the official East Coast Voice of the Lakers, and owns the NBA media outlet, WickedJumpShot.com and was the host of Thru the Wire Sports Talk Radio which aired on both ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio. Catfish is the head editor and chief here at the Boxing Globe. @CatfishHughes on twitter.

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