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Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 2:24 pm  |  14 responses

SLAM Radio: Final Four Picks

Chatting with a few SLAM writers about this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Wanna win your office pool? SLAM’s got you covered with a region-by-region walk-through from some of SLAM’s finest. Cub Buenning starts us off in the West; then we get a breakdown of the south region from the sportsfan, Eddie Maisonet; then Peter Walsh cues us in on who’s going to take the midwest; and we wrap up with David Cassilo and the eastern portion of the bracket. Listen to the podcast above, check out each writer’s Final Four picks below, and get a leg up on the competition.

Cub Buenning
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Kansas
Finals: Kentucky, Kansas
Champ: Kentucky

David Cassilo
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Ohio St., UNC
Finals: Kentucky, UNC
Champ: Kentucky

Eddie Maisonet
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Syracuse, Kansas
Finals: Kentucky, Kansas
Champ: Kentucky

Peter Walsh
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Florida St., Kansas
Finals: Kentucky, Kansas
Champ: Kentucky

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  • Pippen

    UConn has the anti-Anthony Davis in Andre Drummond, maybe the only guy who can hang with him above the rim. Given UConn’s reputation in march, I think we could see UK bounced by the Huskies !

  • Tray

    Agreeed with the person above!!!! if jermery and shabazz combine for 40 and drummond plays defense they win!!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Peter Walsh

    That’s a whole lot of “if’s” for a team that underachieved and finished under .500 in conference play.

  • Maty

    Yeah, but if they played that way all year, no way in hell they’d be a 9 seed.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    Call me crazy, but I just don’t think Kentucky is going to win the national championship. They seem to play from behind every time I’ve watched them, and in the tournament, that will come back to haunt you!

  • Pippen

    huskies were 9-9 last year in big east. worked out well

  • Kilo

    But, their aint no Kemba Walker comming thru that door this year.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chubachuchi

    I may be biased but I want Louisville up there.

  • Nick

    You gonna be surprised how far Georgetown will go. Y’all see…

  • Gregg

    Only ONE of you picking UNC for your final four? Smh…

  • guahan

    ..everyone chose kentucky 2 win it all?? lot of freshman on that team….

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    UNC is taking it home this year, but UCONN will beat Kentucky. Drummond is going to destroy Davis, which will hopefully be a wakeup call for all these GMs who have him as the “clear overall 1st pick”. Either way, Kentucky won’t win it all given they’ll have to go through UCONN and probably Baylor who also has Perry Jones, another dude who could beat Davis in a head to head matchup. My Final Four is UCONN, Memphis, UNC and probably Syracuse.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Actually swap Syracuse for the Seminoles.

  • cbb_fanatic

    Everyone who thinks Andre Drummond has something over Anthony Davis is insane!!! I admit that Drummond has gotten better over the season, but I don’t see him stacking up against Davis. Besides, that’s the beauty about Kentucky. Davis don’t HAVE to score. It’s not all about one player. Any given game it will be one of 6 or 7 leading the Wildcats and they play unselfishly so it don’t matter to them. I think these guys got it right.

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