The Patriots were all right with that.
What did George Mason do? The
Patriots (27-7) won four straight games, including upset wins over powerhouses
GMU took care of the Spartans in
impressive fashion knocking off Tom Izzo's team 75-65 in the first round.
Defending national champion
In the meantime, the Wichita State
Shockers were in the process of pulling off some magic of their own advancing to
the Sweet 16 with an upset of No. 2 seed
Surely the Patriots had run out of
gas by the time they reached No. 1 seeded
All five Patriot starters score in double figures with 6-7, 275-pound senior forward Jai Lewis leading the way with 14 points per game. The above mentioned Skinn scores 12 points per contest followed by sophomore forward Will Thomas (6-7, 220, 11.6), senior guard Lamar Butler (6-2, 170, 11.4) and sophomore forward Folarin Campbell (6-4, 200, 10.2).
George Mason is a highly physical team and will apply lost of pressure to the Gators, all the while not possessing a player standing over 6-7.
While George Mason was upsetting
just about everyone, the Florida Gators (31-6) were doing the opposite taking
care of business. The SEC Tournament champions rolled through
The Gators enter this Final Four as
the favorite to clip down the nets in
Like the Patriots, all five Gator
starters score in double digits. Behind Noah, 6-1, 177-pound sophomore guard
Taurean Green scores 13.9 per game followed by the 6-8, 185-pound sophomore
forward Corey Brewer (12.3). Al Horford, another talented big man for
Probably the most underrated but equally lethal is junior guard Lee Humphrey. The 6-2, 192-pound Humphrey scores just 10.8 points per game, but can hit big shots from the three-point arc at the most critical times in a game.
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