Davidson-Wisconsin: NCAA Sweet 16 Predictions

3/28/08 in NCAABB   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

One aspect of tonight's Sweet 16 showdown should frighten Wisconsin far more than Stephen Curry's locked in shot: Gus Johnson has yet to call an upset.

Michael Flowers can play all the defense he wants, but Gus Johnson added to Curry = upset fuel. This should be fun.

There's also the added bonus that Davidson will have 275 of their drunkest friends in attendance. 275 drunk college students > Umpteen thousand Badger alums. Believe it.

Much is being made of Flowers defense and he's shut down some very solid players, drawing a great deal of praise when he limited Drew Neitzel to just three points on 1-9 shooting. As much as I love Drew, Curry is much more difficult to defend as he can create shot on his own off the dribble. And as great a defender as Flowers has been, he's not impenetrable. Neitzel did score 26 last time out and Dominic James led Marquette to a win over the Badgers with 20. I'm sticking with Curry in this matchup.

Are you frightened by where I'm headed? Me too.

Davidson's ability to battle with Brian Butch and Joe Krabbenhoft down low remains a huge question mark. We can probably assume they lose that fight completely and snag roughly four rebounds. Good luck Thomas Sander.

Why won't that matter? Stephen Curry will remain hot from outside, get some help from his buddies and the Badgers will go cold, caught up in the Gusto of this upset. One can dream. 12 game winning streak vs 23.

Prediction: Wildcats 68-66
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3/28/08   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

I got Michael Flowers ALL OVER Curry who will score less than 20 points tonight.

Wisconsin over Davidson in a blowout.

3/28/08   |   Janse

(Edited by Janse)

Lovedale battled well with everyone he has played against this tournament. I'll take Davidson over Wisconsin, 64-58.

Note that I put Wisconsin in my Final Four and I still think that they would beat Kansas if both were to meet in the Elite Eight.

3/28/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Curry will get his 20 points tonight, the only difference is that he's going to be winded at the end of game.  He hasn't played a defense like this yet.  Wisconsin wins going away 75-63.