Indianapolis-After Baylor and Houston met in the Final Four today, someone can dance the country.
It may be that the Bears coach Scott Drew built this powerful team from scratch after the worst scandal in sports history. Led by defenders Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell and MaCio Teague, they entered for the first time since 1950 In the semi-finals, the game was full of joy. Twenty years ago, no one thought it was possible.
Or maybe it was Kelvin Sampson who went with Cougars for more than a decade, trying to overcome the time spent in Oklahoma and Indiana on the neck.” Liar” label.
Either way, the first game of the Final Four will involve two teams from Lone Star State. These teams focus on American football and will produce a finalist who is about to enter the first national championship.
Houston guard Quentin Grimes said: “After knowing our workload, I don’t think the pressure will be great.” “I think we will feel more confident in every round because We should be here, the pressure will be reduced.”
It might be right these days. However, it is not when Grimes and all the other players will enter the Lucas Oil Stadium this Saturday night that their basketball journey will begin.
It has been 71 years since the bear market. Seven coaches tried and could not replicate this success. The latest Dave Bliss brought the team to its lowest point: the 2003 murder of player Patrick Danny (his teammate Carlos Dothan pleaded guilty), the NCAA investigation and Bliss trying to cover up this fact.
Drew, the son of Valparaíso coach Homer Drew, gushes from the deep well, and he is committed to rebuilding plans that have been severely affected by NCAA sanctions.
In five years, he returned the team to the NCAA Championship, and the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight travel became commonplace until they finally entered the season.
UCLA will have a chance to stop the undefeated Gonzaga
Among the many teams that want to stop Gonzaga’s undefeated Bulldogs, they are followed closely by fans of the basketball team: UCLA.
In a rare year, this is a strange turning point. More teams have won national championships than other teams. This is a team with a bright future. The Bears are listed as the strongest four losers in 25 years-scoring 14 points-to enter Saturday night’s game.
With 7,300 students and 12 very talented basketball players, Gonzaga seems to be a giant no one can touch.
UCLA is the fifth No. 11 seed to enter the final four, and will enter the second after the 2011 VCU team. This starts from the first and fourth levels. The NCAA expands the preliminary round to 68 teams. The preliminaries went on again. before.
Entering Sunday’s trials, the Bruins slightly outperformed the Bubble team with a 22-9 performance, even though the top four regarded it as one of the last four teams. This makes them feel dissatisfied. Although Gonzaga, who has a 30-0 record, has appeared, according to coach Mick Cronin, it is not time for external incentives.
Cronin said: “I have given them some advice and tried to tell the truth and tell them how difficult it will be because of the team participation.” Cronin said that he made the UCLA team the first place. Twelve national championship titles. “I’m not the one who gave them false motives, because when we tried to stop Jalen Suggs, no one would be there to help us.”
Suggs is a freshman in college. If he leaves the team after a season, he is likely to enter the NBA lottery. This is a link to the league’s highest offensive team, averaging 91.6 points per game, the highest shooting percentage in the United States. With 54.8 baskets and the nation’s most impressive 23.1 Gonzaga winning record, 29 of their first 30 games have achieved double-digit victories.
Houston vs Baylor
UCLA vs Gonzaga
6:30 pm / 4.1 in the evening, ESPN