Final Four?

Well, none of you predicted the Final Four.  I suspect no one in the country predicted the Final Four!  It seems like in every NCAA tournament some little college comes out of nowhere and does really well.  But this year two such underdogs made the Final Four!  The basketball superpowers, including my alma mater Kansas Jayhawks, were all shot down.  So the national champion will be either Virginia Commonwealth, Butler, Connecticut, or Kentucky.  The two big state schools will play each other, and the two little schools will play each other.  So one of the latter will be in the final two.

Predictions?  Are you pulling for the underdogs?  Is anyone for the overdogs, on principle?  I think I will be for Virginia Commonwealth, now that they beat Kansas and now that I live in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  (Not a state, mind you, but a commonwealth.)

2011 Bracket – NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament History – The Washington Post.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    My take: Kentucky wins it all.

  • http://enterthevein.wordpress.com J. Dean

    My take: Kentucky wins it all.

  • larry

    Well being from Kentucky and a died in the wool Big Blue fan from nearly conception, where Kentucky basketball is nearly a religion, I’ll have to go with the Cats.

  • larry

    Well being from Kentucky and a died in the wool Big Blue fan from nearly conception, where Kentucky basketball is nearly a religion, I’ll have to go with the Cats.

  • Booklover

    Third son, Daniel, got three of them right. :-)

  • Booklover

    Third son, Daniel, got three of them right. :-)

  • Bethany

    I heard (via twitter) that 2 people out of the 5.9 million that made brackets on espn.com got the final four right.

  • Bethany

    I heard (via twitter) that 2 people out of the 5.9 million that made brackets on espn.com got the final four right.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I’ve got to go with the school graduating the highest percentage of its players and not giving the “champagne tastes and a beer budget,” so I’m hoping for Butler to take it all.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I’ve got to go with the school graduating the highest percentage of its players and not giving the “champagne tastes and a beer budget,” so I’m hoping for Butler to take it all.

  • Joe

    I’m pulling for Butler. If ‘Sconny had to lose, the best I can hope for is that they lost to the eventual champs.

  • Joe

    I’m pulling for Butler. If ‘Sconny had to lose, the best I can hope for is that they lost to the eventual champs.

  • DonS

    Butler over VCU, Kentucky over Connecticut. Kentucky wins the tournament. Shaka Smart coaches for a much bigger school next season.

  • DonS

    Butler over VCU, Kentucky over Connecticut. Kentucky wins the tournament. Shaka Smart coaches for a much bigger school next season.

  • larry

    We could always use one more banner hanging in Rupp;-)

  • larry

    We could always use one more banner hanging in Rupp;-)

  • http://facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    My wishful thinking is VCU vs. Kentucky, VCU wins.

  • http://facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    My wishful thinking is VCU vs. Kentucky, VCU wins.

  • http://www.caryschwarz.com saddler

    Gotta go with Butler. Valparaiso beat them earlier in the year.

  • http://www.caryschwarz.com saddler

    Gotta go with Butler. Valparaiso beat them earlier in the year.


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