After a few bracketbusters, a couple of “did that really just happen” moments and countless “can Kentucky be beat” conversations, the 2015 NCAA Final Four is finally upon us. Duke and Kentucky were heavy favorites while their two counterparts (Wisconsin and Michigan State) offer a gritty, blue collar approach to the game that could cause problems as the Big 10 proves to be a silent giant.
Michigan State has thrived in this position before beating the favored #2 and #3 seeds to earn a spot in this year’s Final Four. Tom Izzo seems to do this year in and year out, reminding us he is one of the best to ever draw up the Xs and Os. His teams rarely fail to compete at a level that puts them deep into the tournament regardless of public opinion or their seed. But at the same time the guy on the opposite sidelines Mike Krzyzewski isn’t too bad himself…actually the best if numbers don’t lie being the first ever to reach 1,000 wins. The level of respect between the two is definitely on notice as Tom Izzo called Krzyzewski “a modern day (John) Wooden” – the ultimate compliment for any coach. This will be one of the best chess matches to date.
“Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting…” Let’s not forget the fact these two squared off last year in the 2014 Final Four ending in an one point victory for Kentucky thanks to Aaron Harrison. If you think Wisconsin isn’t playing with that in mind, you are in for a rude awakening. Frank Kaminsky is going to test Kentucky big men with his size and skill set they haven’t matched up against yet. The only problem is UK has three big men that all offer entirely different match-up issues. Dakari Johnson (7’0), Karl Anthony Towns (6’11) and Willie Cauley-Stein (7’0) are a PROBLEM. Make sure you are in front of the TV by the time this one comes on or hear about it/regret it after the fact. Best Game of the Tournament on the way.
A certain level of skill and consistency combined properly is the only way any team can be successful during March Madness. Apparently that same mindset exists in Future as he dropped three quality projects in as many months, the latest visual coming from ‘56 nights’. It was only right we turned up as March Madness reaches it climax. The video connects music and culture while the title gives off a sports vibe intertwining them in a unique way, proves there is something in the name Future.