It’s that time of year and though I haven’t watched as much basketball this year as in past years, I still have a pretty good sense of who has a legitimate shot at the title.
I don’t put as much stock in the conference tournaments as I do in the regular season, although a team that gets hot at the end of the year and performs well in their conference tourney is a team to be watched closely. That’s why in my bracket Wisconsin makes the championship game. They are hot right now, they have great size and good point guard play and that can take them a long way. Georgetown is my other pick for the final because they play great defense and they can score when needed. I also like Indiana and they make the final four in my bracket, very narrowly by defeating Miami, which is another team that could make it to the championship game. Truth is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Indiana or Miami beat Georgetown to get into the title game. But you can only pick two, so it’s Wisconsin versus Georgetown in the final with Georgetown’s defense taking over. Georgetown will be this year’s champion . . . I think.