Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kemba-Jimmer Potential National Championship Game

With the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA "March Madness" tournament taking place on Mar. 24-25, it is only right to speculate the potential match up between two of the NCAA National Player of the Year candidates.

Both, No. 3 seeds in UConn and BYU advanced to the Sweet 16 last night after outstanding performances by their respective stars; Kemba Walker (UConn) and Jimmer Fredette (BYU).

Walker posted 33 points and 5 assists in a 69-58 victory over Big East rival, the Cincinnati Bearcats, while Fredette scored 34 points and dished out 6 assists for a cruising 89-67 win against Gonzaga.

Both players have led their teams to national rankings at the end of the regular season, but their jobs are not done yet. They both need to continue to perform at an optimal level if they want to advance to the championship game, and give their teams the opportunity to become the bride of the tournament.

The teams standing in Walker and the Huskies' way to the championship game are San Diego State (Sweet 16 match up), Duke or Arizona (Elite Eight match up) and either Ohio State, Kentucky, Marquette or North Carolina (Final Four match up).

BYU and Fredette's foes consists of Florida (Sweet 16 match up), Wisconsin or Butler (Elite Eight match up), and either Notre Dame, Florida State, Virginia Common Wealth, Richmond, Kansas or Illinois (Final Four match up).

Both stars and their respective teams have tough roads to get to the national championship game, but anything can happen because the NCAA tournament is full of MADNESS in March.

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