Our top four reasons to watch the Final Four

Our top four reasons to watch the Final Four

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Allez Gators! Florida’s crawl to the Final Four is all relative, as team leader Joakim Noah is as known for his ability to do everything as he is in being the son of former French tennis star Yannick Noah. As a result, the French press has assigned an Agence France-Presse reporter to cover the team. Meaning, Noah’s 21-point, 15-rebound, five-block shot game against Villanova last Sunday made big news in Paris. Big Baby’s Arrival: Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Louisiana State’s 6-foot-9, 310-pound sophomore has been tons of fun around the TV cameras, especially when knocking down 3-point shots. “He is a freak,” according to CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer, and he means it in the most delightful way. “He’s like Charles Barkley, or David Thompson, or Mugsy Bogues, players who do more with their bodies than you think they can do.” – Tom Hoffarth UCLA’s drive for a dozen: The rule is, they only hang NCAA championship laundry up in the rafters at Pauley Pavilion, and the Bruins have more of ’em – 11 – than anyone else in NCAA men’s college basketball history. The first 10 title banners belong to John Wooden. The last one, from coach Jim Harrick, was celebrated after the 1995 season. Is it too much to ask that all the students out on spring break come back with something to holler about? Don’t Patronize the Patriots: George Mason doesn’t mind arriving to the Big Dance in drag, sporting the Cinderella dress with the glass slipper. An 11th seed from the hardly intimidating Colonial Athletic Association waltzed past Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and Connecticut. Now these Patriots are the Little Team That Could, and they deserve a seat at the adults’ table. So what happens if it strikes midnight, but it’s daylight savings time? Noah’s Arc de Triumph: 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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