College basketball reporter Marcus Fuller took about a dozen shots at predicting the four teams coming to Minneapolis in April. Here’s his final guess at picking the field:
The Cavaliers won their second straight ACC regular-season title with All-America Kyle Guy (left) leading the way. The anniversary of the 1 seed vs. 16 seed loss to UMBC is coming, so Tony Bennett’s bunch should be ready for anything.
St. Mary’s upsetting the nation’s No. 1 team in the West Coast Conference tournament final did Gonzaga coach Mark Few a favor. He won’t have to try to motivate his players after previously blowing out all league foes.
Zion Williamson didn’t miss in his return from a knee injury Thursday, and he looked like a beast vs. North Carolina on Friday. The Blue Devils and their big man (and his new pair of kicks) might be the favorite again.
Two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams (right) and fellow all-league first-teamer Admiral Schofield are one of the top tandems in the country, but the Volunteers finished tied for second with Kentucky in the regular-season league title race.