The Final Countdown: NCAMM Final Four & National Championship Edition

NCAMM Final Four & National Championship Edition

This weekend marks the beginning of the final countdown for this NCAAM season. With this year’s NCAAM tournament being extremely unpredictable it is only appropriate that the Final Four reflects that. With FAU, SDSU, UConn, & Miami rounding out the last 4 teams in the tourney, the state of NCAAM basketball has never been more balanced. For the first time, we will have a Final Four without a Number 1 or Number 2 seed. With this weekend’s action building up to be memorable, checkout my predictions and analysis for the NCAAM tournament Final Four! In addition click here to check out my 4 best players in tournament play so far! Happy Dancing!

NCAAM tournament Final Four
From Top Left to Bottom Right: Expect to see Miami’s Jordan Miller, San Diego State’s Matt Bradley, UConn’s Adama Sanogo, & FAU’s Johnell Davis have big performances for their teams this weekend.

 

NCAAM tournament Championship-Final Four

9 Florida Atlantic v. 5 San Diego State

With the FAU Owls and the San Diego State Aztecs competing in their first Final Four in their history, the expectations for this matchup are undefined. FAU’s Johnell Davis has been one of the best shot creating and rebounding guards in this years tournament. In addition the FAU Owls average 78.8 PPG this season, while the Aztecs have averaged 72.1 PPG . Even with talented players like Matt Bradley and Darrion Trammell, and their exceptional defense (the Aztecs average 7.1 Steals per game & 3.7 Blocks per game), I believe that the amazing playmaking ability of Johnell Davis and Alijah Martin will lead the Owls to the National Championship game.

5 Miami v. 4 UConn

This matchup will likely come down to the playmaking and scoring abilities of Miami’s Isiah Wong &  Jordan Miller. For UConn, Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins will need to try and exploit the interior defense of the Canes. With Sanogo averaging close to 20 PPG and 10 RPG during the tournament, I believe that the UConn Huskies will be able to establish their offense in the paint. This will cause Miami to double the post more consistently, opening up shooting opportunities for Jordan Hawkins, Alex Karaban & Joey Calcaterra. This will result in the Canes constantly shifting on defense, forcing them into foul trouble, and pushing the Huskies to the National Championship game.

NCAAM tournament- Championship Game

9 Florida Atlantic v. 4 UConn

The pure dominance of Adama Sanogo will overwhelm the frontcourt of the FAU Owls squad. This will lead to lopsided dominance on the interior, in UConn’s favor. Additionally, the length of Jordan Hawkins with his three level scoring ability will cause mismatch problems for the Owls. This will be the catalyst towards the UConn Huskies winning their 5th National Championship in their program history.

Our Proposed 2022-2023 NCAAM National Champion

UConn Huskies