The Final Four begins on Saturday and the teams are set. It looks to be interesting as Oregon enters the Final Four for the first time since the first one, 79 years ago. Also, Gonzaga and South Carolina both enter the Final Four for the first time in school history. Then we have the North Caroina Tar Heels, playing in their twentieth Final Four. But, of course, the predictions. In the first game, at 6:09 P.M. on Saturday, seven-seed South Carolina takes on one-seed Gonzaga. South Carolina have won all of their games by a healthy margin, winning two by seven and two by twenty. They are a team with a lot of potential, as they showed against Duke. For Gonzaga, they have a very strong lineup with Nigel Williams-Goss and Przemek Karnowski. They also have Killian Tillie, who is quietly making almost half of his three-pointers. In my prediction, I have Williams-Goss making shots and Karnowski getting the boards. Carried by Williams-Goss’s big game and Karnowski’s double-double, they will cream the Gamecocks. In the other game, three-seeded Oregon takes on one-seeded North Carolina at 8:49 P.M. Oregon will come in to this one hot after a upset over Kansas. Still, North Carolina is coming off a even hotter win over Kentucky on a buzzer-beater. North Carolina will score over forty points in the first half, if not fifty, and Oregon will not be able to come back. Chris Boucher will have a great game, with a double-double, in his last game, and Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks, and Kennedy Meeks’s college career will be extended by a game. In the national title game, UNC will return and Gonzaga will play for the first time ever. This game starts at 9 P.M. E.T. for those who do not know already. Gonzaga will start slow, then pick up the pace, as UNC starts big then slows down. Gonzaga will be down four at halftime, but their shots will start dropping as they pull away for a five point win. Basically the thing that happened in the game against South Carolina will happen again, with Nigel Williams-Goss getting buckets and Przemek Karnowski getting the rebounds in his final college game. This year it will not come down to the final seconds as Gonzaga becomes champions.
This is my prediction, but your’s is most likely different. Feel free to comment who you have winning it all.