It's kind of interesting how little we've all been posting since the tournament started, it's almost like we have nothing more to debate, we're just ready to watch and see what this team can do. I heard Soren Petro on 810 say that there were far more Missouri fans calling in than KU fans. It actually makes sense, this is a new thing for the Tigers in the recent past and for us, we are happy to be here but this isn't "the destination". I think a win Friday and all of the sudden, Jayhawk fans start to freak out a little bit.
Anyways, I'll throw a question out for you. There are 8 games between Thursday and Friday, which games besides KU, are you most looking forward to watching?
#1 UConn vs. #5 Purdue
#1 Pitt vs. #4 Xavier
#2 Memphis vs. #3 Missouri
#3 Villanova vs. #2 Duke
#1 Louisville vs. #12 Arizona
#2 Oklahoma vs. #3 Syracuse
#2 Michigan St. vs. #3 Kansas
#1 North Carolina vs. #4 Gonzaga
Wow, a lot of great games on Thursday and Friday. I know it's hard, but I'll say pick 3 games you are really looking forward to watching or the 3 games you think will be the best or create a new category. Pretty much let's just discuss these games because it should be really interesting.
Mine goes like this: Games I'm looking forward to watching most:
Thursday: 9:37 ET
Memphis vs. Missouri
Obviously this is one that most KU fans are going to be very interested in. Our biggest rival playing in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 against the team we beat for the National Championship last season (that is so fun to say still).
Plus, the styles of the two teams should make for a very very interesting matchup. I don't see how this game won't come down to the final couple minutes.
Friday: 7:27 ET
Oklahoma vs. Syracuse
This game is going to be a monster matchup. Syracuse is playing great basketball and now they get to face off against the player of the year in college basketball, Blake Griffin. If the rest of the Sooners show up and play, I've got OK winning this game and I really hope it happens... as much as I hate Oklahoma sometimes, they're in the Big 12 and I'll never forgive Syracuse
Friday: 7:07 ET
Louisville vs. Arizona
This is the other game in our region so it's hard not to pick it. While we are all sweating bullets and probably beginning to drink alcoholic beverages (sorry rockchalk and any other youngsters), our potential Elite 8 matchups will be going at it. I'm not really sure how I feel about this game because most of me wants to say that Lousiville will run them out of the gym. With 3 NBA prospects, though, you never know what Arizona could do.
Honestly, if the game didn't start 20 minutes after ours, I would probably put UNC vs. Gonzaga over this game because I have the Zags winning. But obviously, we will not be watching much of this game, hopefully the last 4 minutes after we run the Spartans out of the gym.
So there you have it. What games are you looking forward to as a basketball fan or as it pertains to the Hawks? Talk away.