North Carolina and Villanova played Monday the end of the college basketball league after beating US, respectively, of Syracuse and Oklahoma . in the semifinals to be played at the NRG Stadium in Houston. It will be an unprecedented finish in the eight decades of the tournament.
North Carolina team, the favorite in the betting, imposed his physical strength, and beat Syracuse 83-66 to Jim Boeheim , which did not help him any good his famous 2-3 zone defense, while Villanova he apalizó to Oklahoma by 95-51, the largest margin in history, and demonstrated the reasons that have made him a strong candidate for the title and that led him to leave in the lurch some of the favorites like Miami and Kansas .
The triumph of the Wildcats Villanova was based on a spectacular 70% success in shooting and a splendid defense, key victories in the preseason, with which he asphyxiated one of the stars of the tournament, guard Bahamas, Buddy Hield , which left 9 points with a bad set of 4 of 12 releases (August 1 triple). Forward Josh Hart was the star of the team of Jay Wright with 22 points.
Without such forcefulness, North Carolina won the second semifinal, taking advantage of the latter options, thanks to its superiority in the rebound / 43 31) and performance of its star Brice Johnson (16 points and 9 rebounds) and Kennedy Meeks (15 and 8 rebounds
Extraordinary. It is the adjective that defines the performance of Basketball Sevilla in the Fuente de San Luis, the fief of an entire Valencia Básket which is second in the league Endesa and ended rendered before the superiority of a rival who did not come up in this game punctually, but has not stopped growing since the start of the second round. The Sevillian box, a team with all the letters for their solidarity in defense and coral game in attack, overwhelmed at times to taronja whole prey to the nerves from the moment, very soon, he saw that it was unable to counter or match even ambition and intensity behind imposed from the first minute Luis Casimiro’s pupils, who already played with the hands salvation. At least sport.
And there he ate the moral CB Sevilla to his rival, who did not expect to leave campus rechistón Seville, who just got behind on the scoreboard in the opening 2-0. It was the highest local income. Up to 17 points was the case in the fourth quarter before Pedro Martinez touched the tocsin to attempt the impossible, but opposite was a solid group that believes in what he does, who guides and their leaders to end a eight-game losing streak at home.
Downtime did little, because Bamforth appeared to break the game with five consecutive points (11-20). Only the entry of Dubljević, who reappeared after a month of inactivity, relented to a case that had brought the fifth march from a tough defense that came to intimidate the Valencia players, but I felt Fonteta the command of meeting not they had theirs, unable to get into the clash because each sprint answered visitors with a new arreón.
An unsportsmanlike lack of Miljenović marked by popular acclaim allowed Hamilton, from the staff, and San Emeterio, then cut the downside, but Bamforth with a triple slowed things down and Balvin clinched the basket to leave the score at the break very face: 37-44.