Final Four

Final 4: Value Add Projected Gonzaga Over UNC Would Complete Likely Winning Bracket

If you followed all 63 bracket picks posted on Breitbart prior to the tournament, a Gonzaga-over-UNC championship is almost sure to make you the winner of your pool. Both won this weekend and will be favored over South Carolina, featuring the No. 1 Value Add player in the country in Sindarius Thornwell, and Oregon in Saturday semifinals, respectively.

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Mason Passes Hart for POY; Final 4 AZ, UNC, Nova, Zags

Kansas Frank Mason torched the 6th best defense in the country to pass Villanova’s Josh Hart in the two way race for Player of the Year, according to However, the Value Add team rankings place Hart’s Villanova in the Final Four along with Gonzaga, UNC and Arizona.

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Nova Clinches Case for Big East with Biggest Final 4 Blowout Ever, 95-51

Just months after Breitbart Sports was criticized for “pretending” the Big East was almost an elite conference, Villanova improved the conference to 8-4 in the tournament — behind only the ACC (18-5) and doing it by beating a team from the only other conference with a winning record (Big 12) by a record margin 95-51.

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Watch: Student-Athletes From Each Final Four Team Perform National Anthem

Just before tipoff Saturday, student-athletes representing each Final Four school performed a touching national anthem. The singers were: Oklahoma volleyball player Madison Ward, Villanova women’s basketball player Karlie Crispin, North Carolina men’s soccer player Nico Melo and Syracuse men’s track and field athlete Chevis

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Final Four: ‘No Stars’ Team vs Player of Year; Best Team vs. Nastiest

Value Add indicates the Villanova “no stars” are the only team with four Top 200 players as they try to overcome Player of the Year Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) and then the best player in the tournament (UNC’s Brice Johnson) or the surprising Orangemen of Syracuse to give the Big East its first title in just its third year since realignment.

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Not Watching KY-WI for Religious Reasons

After a week of hearing religious liberty attacked, my religion doesn’t let me watch the biggest college game of the year Saturday night. This from an Alabaman who drove to Indiana to see the Hoosiers upset Kentucky in a regular

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Dave Zirin: NCAA Should Take Final Four Out of Indiana

Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for the Nation and host of “Edge of Sports Radio” on Sirius/XM, argued the NCAA should move the Final Four from Indiana over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Monday’s “MSNBC Live.” “The NCAA, if


Elite 8 Sets TV Record, Final Four Set

Louisville’s win slipped away when Mangok Mathiang’s shot rolled off the rim with two seconds to play. Gonzaga faded in the final five minutes after Przemek Karnowski drew a double team and passed to All-American Kyle Wiltjer only to have him miss a game-tying open lay-up.

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Can Villanova Reprise Role of Cinderella at the Big Dance 30 Years Later?

Monday we filled in the brackets for the East, West, Midwest and South complete with ratings for each player and each team. That leaves the Final Four, where we have Villanova beating Gonzaga and Kentucky beating Wisconsin. Could Villanova then repeat the 1985 magical win over dominant Georgetown by beating uber-favorite Kentucky?