No. 1 Florida Gators vs. No. 4 UCLA Bruins
The No. 1-seeded Gators will come out on top against No. 4-seeded Bruins. Florida is a great team. They allow the third least amount of points per game in the country. They have only lost two games this season.
The Bruins have proven they can play with good teams and beat Arizona this season. Offensively they are great, 12th in points per game. But they allow 70.1 points per game, which is 179th in the country. Florida can play on both ends of the court.
Prediction: Florida 79, UCLA 71
4 Michigan State Spartans vs. 1 Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia plays great defense, just like Florida. They have had a great season, winning the ACC regular season title and the ACC Tournament. But their offense gets them in trouble at times. They only managed to score 38 points in a game against Wisconsin early in the season.
Michigan State scored 83 points in their most recent game against Wisconsin. The Spartans are finally putting it all together at the perfect time. They are not elite on either side of the court, but they do enough to win games. They have a lot of talent and great coaching. I peg the Spartans to win in a defensive battle.
Prediction: Michigan State 58, Virginia 54