Last up are the beasts in the East in East Rutherford.
North Carolina comes in as yet another top seed who’s still winning, but not in convincing fashion. Tyler Hansbrough has finally shed his facemask as it looked like he couldn’t see 2 feet in front of him. UNC will need him to step up as USC comes in after a convincing win over #4 Texas. USC’s looking good, but Carolina’s got too many horses.
#6 Vanderbilt vs #2 Georgetown
Vanderbilt’s another ‘under the radar’ team who’s quietly made the Sweet 16, but make no mistake, this team can play defense. It’s win over Florida in the regular season established the Commodores as at top SEC team. Georgetown is another team making us at Sport nostolgic for the old days of Ewing, Mourning, and Mutombo. And yet, the Hoyas play like they did 20 years ago: dominating the inside and tough defense. Look for the Hoyas to take Vandy, and the East.