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Final Four Picks

National Semifinal:
8 Butler vs. 11 VCU
Both of these have made improbable runs to the the Final Four but only one can advance to the National Championship. My pick? Butler. They have a beast inside in Matt Howard who had a strong game against a tough inside from Florida. Sure, the Bulldogs likely won't be able to keep up pace with the Rams' constant up-tempo attack. Joey Rodriguez is the leader of the running team. He can pass and can score when needed. His quick hands also make him a guy who can steal and make the lay-up on the other side. Sweet Bradford Burgess is a guy who needs to score(15.8 points this year) and also needs to defend Shelvin Mack. Mack, the talented guard who led Butler in points with 21.3 points per game has to have a big game in order for the Bulldogs to get back to the title game.
Butler, 69 VCU, 63
National Semifinal:
3 UConn vs. 4 Kentucky
Two of the most historic basketball teams in history will square off in a great Final Four matchup. The Huskies finished off ninth in the Big East but had the talent enough to make the run all the way to the national semis. Kemba Walker needs to be slowed down if the Wildcats hope to win. But, he isn't the only option thanks to guard Jeremy Lamb who had a big game in the win over Arizona. Alex Oriakhi needs to be a big man inside that can stop Terrence Jones and Josh Harrellson. Harrellson has improved dramatically, not in scoring, but, in overall play. Terrence Jones has opened up tons of options for the Wildcats thanks to his dribbling ability despite being a power forward. The 'Cats hope desperately that their little experience won't matter in this war. The experience that is left- mostly just DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller- will have to have big games. And, they likely will.
Kentucky, 77 UConn, 70

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