Tourney Thoughts: A Final Four of smartest, toughest -- and luckiest
My nickname for this group of four teams: The Intangibles. It was just survival of the most efficient in all four regions. This tournament hasn't been about overpowering teams with athleticism. It hasn't been about outscoring teams or running anyone out of the gym in spectacular fashion. Rather, it has been about sticking together, being smart, being tough ... and being lucky; all four teams were lucky somewhere along the way. It proves once again that you really need everything to fall into place to reach a Final Four.
I will provide my picks on Wednesday, after letting the matchups marinate a little bit. In the meantime, here are my quick thoughts on the four schools still playing college basketball this season: