In the 2019 finale may not be enough for several traditional power plants, but there is still plenty to look forward to.
Let's predict and break the two games
No. 1 Virginia v. No. 5 Auburn
6:09 pm, CBS | The stream is here
The best way to defeat the Virginia defense is to shoot it (like Carseye Edwards) or win. Auburn can do both of these things. The tigers make 38.3 percent of their 3s as a team, and they were on fire throughout the NCAA tournament.
But their protection is quickly . Auburn made North Carolina look slow, which is the ultimate addition to its collective speed. Jared Harper and Bryce Brown are blurred, and when they do 3s, they are not protected. However, it's still hard to pick up against Virginia, based on the overall summary and talents of both teams. The loss of Chuma Okeke did not hurt Auburn much in the Kentucky game, but she could stab at Cavaliers through De Hare. For 6-8, 230 pounds with a good length, Okeca would be the perfect guy to throw on Hunter, who could treat against the low-level line of the Tiger front without him.
Aberna's best defense is its ability to force turns; Tigers lead the country to a forced turnover rate. But Virginia is one of the most disciplined teams in the country. Hoos just coughs it by 1
than its protection, because tigers rely so much on their defense to create opportunities for transition and rapid unlocking.
If cavalrymen can take care of the rock and use the hunter's isolation capabilities, they will be in good shape.
: Virginia 72, Auburn 67
No. 2 Michigan v. No. 3 Texas Tech
8:49 pm Eastern, CBS | Flow it here
This is a pleasure. If in these teams "Final Four" is a topic, then this is discipline. These squads simply do not get confused often, and although it's not sexy, it's an extremely valuable feature that helps you win many games.
Argument for Texas Tech: he has the best floor player in Jarrett Calver (although Cassie Winston is close), and his defense is the best player in the four in this game. Red riders faced No. 1 murder in Gonzaga at the Elite Eight and held it up to 69 points. Chris Byrd is an absolute inspiration at this end, and Texas Texas is one of the toughest teams in the country.
Turn the Michigan Spartans to the Final Four …  The strongest team in the country, and Tom Izzo is the most experienced coach in the finals. And although Culver may have hair better than Winston in general, Winston has more opportunities to influence the game offensive because he is a point guard. The Spartans do not have any outstanding player (although Xavier Tilman has been brilliant in all of the tournament and is approaching this status), but they have several literate parts with which they are surrounded by guards.
We split our hair here. Texas Tech has a lot of boys to throw at Winston; In Michigan, there are bodies that contain Caldwell.
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But the Red Raiders were yes well in recent years. Texas Tech ranked first in defensive efficiency adjustments for most of the season, but the crime was almost as good as in early February. Red riders were outside the top 75 in the attack on a decent piece of the season, but now to the 30th. They look like a champion on both sides of the floor.
He just feels that Texas Tech has a bit more "oompf" thanks to the two-sided dominance of Culver and overall defense excellence.
Forecast: Texas Tech 65, Michigan 63