Final Four is set with Villanova versus Kansas and UNC versus Duke
Ricky Gray | March 29, 2022
Both the No.1 and No.2 team in the NCAA highlight the first game of the Final Four this weekend
The Final Four in March Madness is set and the first game to determine who will be in the NCAA Championship is Villanova versus Kansas. Villanova is ranked No.2 in the country and Kansas is ranked No.1.
The Villanova Wildcats moved quickly through the first three games of the postseason. However, when they faced Houston, they struggled against the Cougars' defense but won the game, 50-44.
Although it was a narrow victory, the Wildcats will move on to face Kansas, a team that breezed through the postseason. Kansas has one of the top offenses in the NCAA, averaging 78.3 points per game.
Perhaps the more impressive thing about Kansas is their defense, allowing just 67.3 points per game. This game between them and the Wildcats should be rather entertaining as the Wildcats have a great defense as well.
The second game of the night will pit the University of North Carolina against the Duke Blue Devils. UNC did rather well against each team they faced, but now they have to take on Paolo Banchero and the Blue Devils.
North Carolina averages three more rebounds per game than the Blue Devils. It might not seem like much, but this could come into play on Saturday. Usually, the team that rebounds more has more opportunities to score.
Beating Duke won't be an easy task for the North Carolina Tarheels though. Duke averages just over 80 points per game and has a defense that allows just 69.8. In a recent game against Texas Tech, we were able to observe a few flaws in the Blue Devils' scheme.
Each of these games is what we would consider a "must-watch". Talented athletes fighting to get to the most illustrious game of their college careers.
In terms of picks, we'll take Kansas over Villanova and the University of North Carolina over Duke.