It’s been a good year for all the No. 1 seeds, who automatically wear white jerseys as the higher seed in each game, but perhaps a banner year for Caucasian post players.
When the NCAA regional finals began last night, all four of the No. 1 seeds were still alive. And all the other games to date pale in comparison to the two performances in last night’s action.
The East region final saw UNC prevail against a Louisville team that did enough to keep the game close, but committed too many costly turnovers to overtake Tyler Hansbrough. The three-time All-American center threw in 20 points in the second half, hitting shots from the perimeter as smoothly as from the lane as the Tar Heels outlasted coach Rick Pitino’s Cardinals, 83-73.
White meat was also served in the West final. It was UCLA star Kevin Love shining bright with 19 points and 10 boards, as the Bruins affirmed their claim against Xavier, 76-57. UCLA got help from junior guard Darren Collison added 19 points of his own. Xavier’s star senior Drew Lavender was held to only 5 points, his lowest output of the tournament.
The regionals wrap up today. Memphis and Texas lead off in a 1-2 matchup for the South region at 2:20. Cinderella is still alive in the Midwest region, as 10-seed Davidson will try to topple Kansas in the 5:05 game. While these four teams don’t have the meat in the post as their Saturday counterparts, each game will still have four great teams battling over the last two tickets to San Antonio and the Final Four. (Thanks, YAHOO! SPORTS)