The Madness is Back
Madness is in the air and Braketology is the class to take this spring. Time for some Dickie V and his “high fliers,” “diaper dandies,” and “dipsey-do, dunk-a-roo’s.” Time for the office pools and the depression when your Final Four crumbles after the first weekend. Here is a look into the teams and players to keep an eye on when filling in your brackets.
Five Teams to Watch:
-Syracuse #1 – They earned their top spot with their dominant play in the Big East. Villanova, who will seek revenge for an embarrassing loss a couple weeks ago, isn’t the only team who put a target on the back of the Orangemen.
Five Players to Watch:
Scottie Reynolds, PG, Villanova
The senior is averaging 18.8 PPG for the #9 Wildcats, who are hoping to get over their late struggles. Reynolds has the ability to change an entire game, especially with his shooting abilities beyond the arc.
Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
Aldrich is probably the best big man in college. The 6’11” junior is averaging just under-10 rebounds a game. The Jayhawks will need a dominant center to compete for a second title in three years.
John Wall, PG, Kentucky
Wall is the most exciting freshman in college basketball. He’s averaging 17 points per game and has made Kentucky a favorite in the tournament.
Evan Turner, SF, Ohio St.
The most complete player on this list, Turner is averaging 19.5 PPG and has ripped down 9.3 boards. This kid can do it all as he hopes to give the #6 Buckeyes a chance.
Da’Sean Butler, SF, West Virginia
#11 WVU wouldn’t be anywhere without Butler, who has made a name for himself this year. It’s the last hoorah for the senior, who is averaging a solid 17.2 PPG