March Madness fever is gripping the nation, and HollywoodLife.com isn’t immune to the excitement. Wisconsin takes on Xavier in another big NCAA Tournament match-up on Mar. 20 at 8.40 p.m. EST that you just have to see. Join us by clicking here to watch all the action!
College basketball is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance with some surprising results in this year’s NCAA Tournament, so can the Xavier Musketeers shock the favored Wisconsin Badgers on Mar. 20? We can’t tell you the answer to that, but if you watch the live stream by clicking down you’ll be able to find out!
# 2 seed Xavier has high hopes for a Final Four place, and showed exactly how dominant they can be by defeating Weber State with ease in a 71-53 blowout. This could be the year they finally announce themselves at the NCAA Tournament and they will take some beating.
But #7 seed Wisconsin are no slouches themselves, showing they can win games aggressively and ugly like in their First Round 47-43 win against Pittsburgh. Their shooting accuracy was poor, but their defense absolutely killed their opponent’s offense.
Xavier boast a number of talented players, including 6’6″ guard Trevon Bluiett, who averages 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Another one to keep your eye on is senior forward James Farr. He’s a beast of a player, standing 6’10” tall and showed off his talent against Weber with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Wisconsin has their own rough diamonds that can hurt Xavier. Vitto Brown is starting to come into the kind of form that had him tipped to be a top pick come NBA draft time. He’s averaging 9.7 points per game, but it’s his defensive work that goes unnoticed. He’s recorded an impressive 5.1 rebound average this year.
This is a tough game to call, and it could well be that it ends up going to overtime to find a winner. Xavier could just edge it, but it’ll be close.
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to this game? Who do you tip to win?