Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/31/13
The Big Ten was and is the best conference in college basketball, but they are the cusp of not having one representative in the Final Four. Such is life in the NCAA Tournament. Single-elimination lowers the odds, and now they pin their hopes on Michigan to defeat the Florida Gators. Can Trey Burke beat the pressure defense of Florida? Surely. We already saw Michigan destroy the vaunted VCU full court pressure defense, and the half-court dominance of Kansas. But there is no way of saying they definitely will. Just like there was no way guaranteeing the Big Ten would have several teams still playing. Who thought Syracuse, who scored 39 points in their last regular season game, would be on their way to Atlanta. We see the Gators ending the run for Michigan, as their size dominates and wears down the Wolverines. The late game today will be a renewing of the coaches from the greatest Tournament game ever played. Coach K is still with Duke, and Rick Pitino found his way back to the state of Kentucky. It is hard to fathom that these two coaches haven’t played one another since that great game where Pitino didn’t have anyone [...]
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