Dan Bonner: Wisconsin-Kentucky Is The Headline Game Saturday
Longtime ACC hoops analyst, Dan Bonner, joins Mac and Jim and immediately mocks their eating habits, then quickly moves on to breaking down the Final Four matchups and the ACC’s lack of presence in the Final 4.
On Coach Calipari and Kentucky: They’ve put everything together. I thought their game against Wichita State was one one of the best games I’ve seen in a couple years. They’re playing very well and anytime you take a collection of talent like that, which includes in this day and age, a collection of egos, posses and people whispering in their ears telling them that they need to do this or that. Anytime a person can take that kind of a group and mold them into a smoothly functioning machine, as Kentucky has been in the tournament, then certainly John Calipari deserves a lot of credit.
On Wisconsin v. Kentucky: Wisconsin is a very good offensive team, much better than Wisconsin teams we’re used to. They have size, something that Wichita State and Michigan lacked. It’s a really good matchup, but Kentucky is playing really, really well. I suspect this will be another very close, very well-played game and I’m really looking forward to it. That’s the headline game to me on Saturday.
On UCONN matching up with Florida: First of all, they’ve got to play defense the way they did against Michigan State. That will keep them in the game, because Florida isn’t a high octane offensive team. This team averages as few points as any team in the Billy Donovan era at Florida. They’re not high octane offensive team or a dominant offensive team. Florida’s very good, they obviously make plays in close game, but they aren’t a dominant offensive team. If UCONN can guard them, then they’re in the game and if you’re in the game you have a chance to win.