The 2022 Final Four schedule is set, and now it’s time to do a deep dive on the scouting reports for all of the teams to better prepare you to make picks and predictions for the weekend action. The weekend is set up to be one of the most anticipated in college basketball history, with Kansas, Villanova, Duke and North Carolina representing the very best of the sport over the last two decades.
These are, after all, the programs that have combined for seven of the last 13 national championships and each is looking to make some history in New Orleans. A national championship win for Kansas or Villanova would propel each respective head coach, Bill Self or Jay Wright, to the front of the line when it comes to debate the best coach in the sport when we start next season. That debate, of course, will be on the table because the winningest coach in the history of Division I men’s college basketball, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, is retiring after this Final Four.
Coach K’s retirement tour reaching the Final Four is the greatest story anyone could ask for out of the 2021-22 season, but the icing on the cake is getting a national semifinal against Tobacco Road rival North Carolina after the Tar Heels handed the Blue Devils a loss in their final home game at the end of the regular season. First-year coach Hubert Davis is trying make some of his own history as well, having already done so with a Final Four appearance in his first year on the job.
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Author : Chip Patterson
Publish date : 2022-03-30 21:37:03
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