NCAA 2016: Speculations and Statistics about Basketball Final four, March Madness

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March 2016 has been a crazy ride for all NCAA Men  basketball fans, NCAA march madness stared on 17th March with 64 teams and right now all the sweet sixteen and elite eight are gone, only Final four (Villanova wild cats Vs  Oklahoma Sooners and North Carolina Tar Heels  Vs  Syracuse Orange) are still in the court with the bang. Whole championship was full of surprises for all basketball crazy fans till now and real suspense and thrill of final four matches  is yet to settle on 3rd April 2016 and the most awaited  match (final) of championship will be held on  4th April.

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Allot of speculations about final four teams  are going on in  basketball fans all across  news and social media but only that team will bring the trophy to home who will prove  its worth in the court  on 4rd April. Let’s have a look at the various  current statistics about final four till now.

Syracuse Orange is  NCAA Division 1 team represents Syracuse University  which had a neck to neck match(score 68,62) with Virginia cavaliars in  Elite eight  on 28th March 2016.Syracuse won initial matches of this tournament with greater margin as compared to Elight eight match. Michael Gbinij  is the main player and backbone of Syracuse till now.

Villanova wildcats  is NCAA’s hot favorite team in this season, it represents Villanova university and its part of NCAA  since 1920,participated 36 times in NCAA, grabbed the Champions  trophy in 1985 and qualified in final four 5 times  since 1920.Villanova had a cut throat match (64,59)with Kansas in Elight eight on 27th March 2016.Villanova  has decreased its victory margin since inception of this tournament till Elight 8 match. Josh Hart is the main defender in team with an average of 14 points per game.

Oklahama Sooners  is perhaps the  one of the oldest team in Final four this year and has been runner up twice in NCAA championship till now, Oklahama had better victory margin in  Elight 8 match(score 80,68)  with opponent team Oregon Ducks as compared to earlier matches in this tournament. Buddy Hield  is an Asset for Oklahama team with high scoring percentage in all previous matches.

North Carolina Tar heels is the most speculated and hot favorite team  of this  tournament till now. North Carolina has been 5 times champion and 4 times Runner up till now since 1910 and qualified for Final four 19th time ,all these stats clearly  puts North Carolina on top of the list.

According to ESPN polls North Carolina has 40%, Villanova has 28%, Oklahama has 27% and Syracuse has 4 % chance to win the Title this year.


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Lee Banks
Lee is an editorial intern at JBH News, covering visual features. He recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.