SDSU vs Uconn
It is time for the National Championship, and we have a very unexpected matchup between a 5 seed in San Diego State and a 4 seed in Uconn. This is the first National Championship game for SDSU since they won the Men’s Volleyball championship in 1973. I don’t know anyone who had SDSU going this far but as the stats show only 0.3% of brackets had SDSU to win the championship. So, if one of these brackets are yours then congrats, your smarter than everyone I’ve ever met. There were much more people who had Uconn winning the national title since 2.4% of people picked them to win.
This tournament has already been a historic one since there were no one seeds in the final four for the first time in a long time and the #4 and #5 seeds being in the finals is also something that I have never seen in my lifetime. The odds of these two teams to win the tournament, before the tournament started, were absolutely wild (less wild for Uconn).
These two teams are sure to put up a fight and I am very excited to watch this national title game tonight. But let’s move onto some stats.
SDSU had a remarkable win over FAU two days ago with the first buzzer beater of the tournament so far.
I didn’t think they had any shot in winning this game while I was watching is because FAU was playing lights out the whole game. Uconn on the other hand had a much easier time in their game against Miami as they manhandled them and won by 13 pts. SDSU has played some close ass games so far this tournament as their last two games have been decided by one point on some lucky plays. Uconn has just been dicking down everyone that they’ve seen so far in this tournament and that may or may not change here.
Besides in their game against FAU, SDSU defense has been lights out defending the 3-point shot. They have allowed percentages of less than 30% from three-point land all tournament long including their games against Alabama and Creighton. Uconn’s defense has been insane as well as they have allowed under 70 pts to all of their opponents so far this tournament. Uconn has one thing SDSU does not though, a big man who scores more than 15 pts consistently. Adomo Sanogo has been lethal for Uconn all year as he averages over 17 points per game and is getting almost 8 rebounds per game. I believe that his physical style of play could cause some problems for SDSU even though they have some big guys of their own.
I’ve thrown a lot of information at you in this article so let’s break it down a little bit. Both of these teams have been rock solid on defense so far this tournament. Uconn has been extremely dominant, but SDSU has been scrapy and able to keep games close with this kind of play. Even though I think this game is going to be pretty close, I have some quality plays for you guys.
Hammer: total U132
Hammer: Uconn -7.5