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By Chris Ramirez
The Big Three has been a household name in basketball which is popular by the two time World Champion Miami Heat. In College Basketball here is “The Big Three” version of the best five teams for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Now that we are in the middle of February one of the biggest topics in sports will be preparing for the NCAA March Madness Tournament. It becomes a battle of not just who has more talent, but who can handle the pressure of single-game elimination and fighting off the wild and loud taunts of fans and student sections in the crowd.
By Michael Almonte
Is the 2012-2013 season the year the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally reach the Final Four after so many close calls the past several years? The run for Gonzaga started back in 1999 when they made an incredible run to the Elite Eight losing to eventual champion Connecticut 67-62 in a very close battle. They have made the tournament each season, yet 1999 remains the only year they have been so close. They have a tournament record of 17-15 and last reached the Sweet 16 in 2009 losing to the eventual champions once again in North Carolina.
There are three games left in the college basketball season as all eyes will be on the Superdome this weekend when the Final Four takes place setting the stage for a new champion to be crowned.
The last four squads Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio St. and Kansas have endured a tough season and overcame all those challenges to be making the journey to New Orleans. Going into the weekend, the Wildcats are the prohibited favorites to be cutting down the nets next Monday night and have their One Shining Moment. The other three teams will look to spoil Kentucky’s championship plans and leave their mark on the 2012 college basketball season.
By Chris Ramirez
Atlanta, GA – For the second straight year, the Kentucky Wildcats are headed to the Final Four. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 17 of his 19 points in in the first half to a Kentucky 82-70 win over the Baylor Bears in the South Regional finals of the NCAA Tournament.
Sunday’s victory did come with a scare for Kentucky as Anthony Davis injured his left knee on a collision early in the second half. After a brief stay on the bench, during which he received treatment, Davis checked back into the game and wound up finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks and two steals. Doron Lamb supplied 14 points and Terrence Jones posted 12 points with nine rebounds, six assists and three blocks for the Wildcats.