I am thrilled to return to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in Houston, Texas. This will be my third trip to the Final Four; the first was to Houston in 1971, as Villanova’s statistician. This year the Cats open against Oklahoma, while the second game has Syracuse vs. North Carolina. Unlike 1971, I will not spend all-day Sunday and Monday morning studying for a Wednesday Physics exam.
Oklahoma beat them in December, however both have developed significantly through the season to the point that they do not look like the same teams. Villanova has been playing very good team ball and have been particularly strong on defense.