Pitino provides insight into March Madness

March has arrived and the Madness is right around the corner. That being the case, who better to glean insight on the upcoming NCAA Tournament than from the coach of the 1996 NCAA Champions, Rick Pitino.

March has arrived and the Madness is right around the corner. That being the case, who better to glean insight on the upcoming NCAA Tournament than from the coach of the 1996 NCAA Champions, Rick Pitino.

There's been open debate over just how good the two undefeated teams in college basketball really are, Stanford and St. Joseph's, because of their schedules. While Standford's best wins have come against Arizona (twice), the Red Hawks best win of the season was against Gonzaga.

"I happen to think both teams are totally legitimate," Pitino said of the Red Hawks and the Cardinal.

Increasingly, March Madness has been less and less predictable because early defections and Pitino predicts that the tournament will be as much fun as it's ever been because of its lack of predictability.

"March Madness is going to be so much more fun then it's ever been because of what's happened with all the defections," Pitino said. "So none of us has a clue as to what's going to happen."

"The great thing about college basketball is you really have no clue as to what's going on anymore," Pitino said.

So who does Pitino think will have a chance to end the season in San Antonio?

Here are a few brief snipits on some of the teams Pitino likes.

St. Joseph's - "They're backcourt is as good as it gets and they can dominate late in a close game."

UConn - "They're tremendous with their frontcourt."

Providence - "It wouldn't surprise me to see them get it done. They're terrific."

Duke and Kentucky - "They win close games because of their defense."


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