NCAA 2013 Tournament Predictions: Louisville Will Win, Falls Church Basketball Coaches Say
Dan Hale, Chris Capannola of George Mason High say the University of Louisville will be the 2013 NCAA Tournament basketball champion. Do you agree?
With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament set to start this week, some local high school basketball coaches have chimed in on their picks to win it all.
After a 17-8 season that ended in the first round of the Northern Region Tournament, George Marshall High Basketball Coach Dan Hale believes the University of Louisville, Georgetown University, The Ohio State University and the University of Miami (Fla.) will reach the Final Four.
Hale predicts Miami and Louisville will reach the championship with Kentucky’s other big basketball school winning it all.
“Tournaments come down to matchups and going through the match ups these teams seem to have the best ones in their brackets,” Hale said. “Louisville has a great point guard, very athletic bigs, and can press and recover as good as anyone. They are also very deep with an elite coach, so you add that all up and I think they will win.”
Chris Capannola, head boy’s basketball coach at George Mason High School picked the same Final Four group and scenario with Louisville beating Miami for the championship.
“They all have outstanding backcourts and are very well coached, can play fast or slow and have multiple ways to beat you on both ends of the floor,” Capannola said. “I think Louisville has been there before and coming off a Big East tourney victory, they are the team to beat. [Rick] Pitino is a great big game coach and all these NCAA games are big ones.”
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