The Final Four will begin on Saturday, April 2nd, with No.2 seeded Villanova Wildcats going against the Oklahoma Sooners. Then, the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will be going up against the No. 10 Syracuse Orange, who last had an appearance in the Final Four in 2013.
After an impressive win against the the No.1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers, Syracuse have another tough matchup on their hands against the well-rounded Tar Heels.
After a 88-74 win in the previous round, led behind Brice Johnson, the Tar Heels look go on and win the NCAA Division I title. With seniors, Marcus Paige and Johnson, UNC looks solid enough to make a push into the championship game, but all outcomes can be different, as Syracuse Orange proved that higher seeding doesn’t always mean that the team is better.
After upsetting the No.1 Virginia Cavaliers, Syracuse is on to face off against another No.1 seed in UNC. With all heads looking at the Tar Heels to win, Syracuse will have to prove to all the doubters that they can pull off another upset.
On the other side, the Sooners will be going up against the Wildcats. In a 80-68 game against the Oregon Ducks, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield led Oklahoma to a victory behind his 37 points. Villanova has a tough matchup against Buddy Hield and the Sooners, and they will look to have a different story than the Ducks had against the fellow No.2 seed.
If a championship matchup is to happen between Oklahoma and UNC, the Sooners are seen as the underdogs of the game, as the Tar Heels will be the definite favorites to win it all.
The Final Four winners will be facing off in the NCAA Championship game next Monday, April 4th. Make sure to tune into all remaining matchups, as UNC looks to finish their season with the title in hand.
Prediction: UNC defeats Oklahoma in championship.