Ryley's Daily Basketball Pick: Apirl 2nd
Here we go! The final four is set to tip-off at 6 pm eastern with two powerhouse teams. The 2 seed Villanova Wildcats will take on the 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks.
Villanova comes into this game covering four out of their last five. Kansas is coming into this game covering three out of their last five. The biggest disparity in this game will be free throw shooting. Villanova is the best three throw shooting team in the country while Kansas is ranked 193rd.
Villanova does a great job of controlling the game at their own pace and I don’t see anything different happening here. Kansas will have a size advantage but Villanova is no stranger to this dealing with a size disadvantage all tournament. Villanova is the most efficient team left and I expect them to make every possession count. With only turning the ball over less than 10 times per game throughout the tournament, Kansas will not get easy buckets in transition like we saw against Miami. An experienced battle tested Villanova team is going to suffocate Kansas. Villanova will play their style of basketball and come out on top. My pick is Villanova +4, with a sprinkle on the ML