Bob Huggins' Mountaineers are one of two Big 12 teams still dancing. West Virginia will try and use the press against Kentucky's offense.
Notre Dame and Wichita State are similar. Both are entertaining to watch and both can shoot from beyond the arc. It might determine who gets a shot at Kentucky if the Wildcats advance past West Virginia.
One would assume that most of the country would prefer that Wichita State beat Notre Dame and advance and have a shot at Kentucky if the Mountaineers don't slay the beast first. Nobody can deny that most of the nation will root against Notre Dame Thursday night because, well, they are Notre Dame. Most of the crowd in Pittsburgh was cheering for Kellen Dunham to make that game-winning shot with two seconds to go Saturday night.
Storylines, which make the tournament even better, have gone from Ron Hunter's Georgia State's emotional postgame following his teams loss in Round 3 to Xavier, to the sad news regarding Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey's mother, who died of a heart attack the morning of his teams third round game against Butler. Most will expect his players to play in their coach's mothers memory for the duration of their tournament run.
Who really does have the best chance to take down Kentucky? Any of the three teams playing this weekend in Cleveland? The team that comes out of the West to meet them in the Final Four? The team they might meet in the title game?
Would you be willing to cheer for a team like Duke if it meant watching Calipari come up a game short?
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
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