As we prepare for some pre-tip tailgating here at the compound for the games that will take place about 90 miles east of where I sit, here’s how I see the night playing out:
Michigan State has come this far, so I can’t give up on ‘em now. The final score: MSU – 69 UCONN – 65
In the second game, North Carolina will take it by a dozen, 78-66.
Don’t use these predictions for any betting though, because I also thought McCain had a chance to win in November.
Update: MSU 82 UCONN 73 — NC 83 Vill 69
Much earlier in the season NC beat MSU by 35, but the Spartans had two starters out with injuries. Look for a closer game than that on Monday.