No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Michigan
The Kansas Jayhawks certainly have not wowed anybody thus far in the NCAA Tournament, but the good news is that they played their best basketball in two games at the tail end of their third round win over North Carolina. The Jayhawks have a solid mix of youth and veteran leadership, but we know that their most talented player is none other than Ben McLemore. McLemore has struggled over the past two games, so we will see if he can break out of this mini-slump against Michigan. The Wolverines feature a loaded roster that certainly has Final Four potential, butt he key may lie in freshman Mitch McGary’s ability to counter Jeff Withey, who has simply become a defensive nightmare to begin this tournament.
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast
It’s an in-state rivalry. Well, not really. 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast made history by becoming the first No. 15 seed to advance into the Sweet 16 and now they must face the king of the Sunshine State in the Florida Gators. We know that the Gators have Final Four potential, but is this where the Eagles’ run ends? Florida Gulf Coast has become one of the most talked about Cinderella stories and if the Gators aren’t ready to slow down the Eagles’ transitional attack, the run could continue. Can Dunk City keep its mojo going or have the Florida Gators seen enough of the attention?