Finally the madness is at its apex, the FInal Four is here! Now the TV ratings boost up. Almost everybody is going to tune in. Both of the games today are going to be fantastic but today the Match Up of the Day is the Michigan Wolverines vs the Syracuse Orange. This game is on CBS at 8:49 ET. This game is going to be a fast pace up and down affair. I picked this game because it is the team with the best defense in the Tournament , Syracuse, vs the best offensive team in the Tournament, Michigan.
Michigan’s keys: If Michigan wants to head to the National Championship the key is the play of the Wolverines wings, Tim Hardaway Jr and Nik Stauskas. We all know Syracuse is going to attack them with their deadly 2-3 zone defense. Trey Burke can exploit it but then he needs to kick it out to one of the wings for a three point shot. In their last game against Florida Stauskas went six for six from three point range. If Stauskas and Hardaway knock down the threes, the Orange might be in some huge trouble. Also another key for Michigan is Mitch McGary. He had been huge for the Wolverines this March and it doesn’t seem like he is going to stop any time soon. He has to play big to take some of the load of of Burke. If this all happens Michigan might just play one more game in Atlanta.
Syracuse’s Keys: Throughout this Tournament the Orange’s stifling defense has been giving the opposing coaches a lot more grey hair. The key for Syracuse is Michael Carter Williams. He has been crucial for the Orange this March, and he has not disappointed anyone yet. He is only a sophomore but has played like a five year senior. Every game he has showed up and was a prime performer. If the Orange want to survive Carter Williams has to play great.
Prediction: This game is going to be amazing, it’s the best of the best in College hoops facing off against each other. I think that Michigan is going to shoot lights out from the field and that’s why I have the Michigan Wolverines advancing to the National Championship.