The NCAA Tournament will end three weeks from yesterday. Don’t worry, we don’t want to rush it, we’re just stating facts.
Which teams will be meeting on Monday night in San Antonio to decide the national championship? ESPN says one matchup is most likely.
According to ESPN’s BPI, Virginia-Villanova is the title game matchup most likely to occur. Both programs are No. 1 seeds.
Virginia has a 38.3 percent chance of reaching the national final. That’s the best in the field.
Per BPI, Villanova has the second-best shot at 33.5 percent. The Wildcats of course won it all two years ago.
You can view the entire BPI rankings here.
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Of course, maybe ESPN’s numbers will be changed with the news that Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter is out for the tournament with a broken left wrist. Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 game as a freshman, winning ACC Sixth Man of the Year.
Villanova opens up the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, while Virginia starts things up on Friday.