Monday, March 29, 2010

The Final Four

Final Four logo
It's down to the Final Four: Duke, West Virginia, Butler, and Michigan State. Who could have predicted that only one top seed, Duke, would make it to the Final Four. Kansas lost to Northern Iowa in the second round. Syracuse lost to Butler in the Sweet 16 and Kentucky lost to West Virginia in the Elite 8. Like I always say, that's the beauty of March Madness.

Michigan State has reached the Final Four for the second straight season and the team has redemption on its mind. They lost the 2009 championship game to North Carolina and I'm sure they want to take the trophy home this year. Butler has homecourt advantage by getting to play in Indianapolis. They would love to win in front of the home crowd. Duke hasn't been in the Final Four since 2004 and hasn't won since 2001, so rest assured that Coach K will have his team ready to play. West Virginia last appeared in the Final Four in 1959, so this team, which has already made its mark in school history, is hungry to bring a championship to West Virginia.

The Final Four takes place on April 3 and the championship game is Monday, April 5. The games should be very exciting and I can't wait to see who wins it all. Check out the Basketball subject guide to find books, websites, and other information about the Tournament.

Cinderella : inside the rise of mid-major college basketball
Last dance : behind the scenes at the Final Four
The men of March : a season inside the lives of college basketball coaches
NCAA March madness : Cinderellas, superstars, and champions from the NCAA Men's Final Four

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