Jordan Cornette Final Thoughts: Saturday Games

By Jordan Cornette

– Notre Dame is gonna beat UK. I’m doubling down on my guys. Ball screens for days, UK can’t keep up on the perimeter. Irish shoot 70%.

– Jerian Grant is gonna go for 25 and 10

– Wisconsin vs. Arizona will be the best game of the tournament – I’ve said this from the start. It’ll come down to the final possession.

– T.J. McConnell will be the difference. His ability to drive and kick, setting up his guys to convert easy ones. That will be the story.


– Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine rarely has back to back poor games. Oklahoma found that out tonight. Dude was breaking Sooner hearts.

– Travis Trice could be this year’s Shabazz Napier

-Jahlil Okafor does not like bigger defenders. Again he struggled against opponents’ length. Yo JO, Gonzaga’s big man is 7-1 and his name is Pzemek Karnowski. The “P” is silent but his game is anything but.

– Duke guards need to get right. Gotta be more productive. Who wouldn’t want their gig? Watch Okafor field triple teams, and then kick out to you for wide open jumpers all day long.

– Kyle Wiltjer can’t have another off night for the Zags. Not vs Duke. He’s the X factor. And Justise Winslow has got D.

– Pzemek Karnowski looks like Hodor from Game of Thrones. Just keeping it 100.

– Louisville is in the Elite Eight and everyone is bringing the love. Hold the phone though – the Caridnals beat UC Irvine, Northern Iowa and NC State? If these wins happened consecutively during the regular season would anyone care? Beat MSU, Pitino, then you are doing things.

– Wayne Blackshear has underwhelmed his entire Louisville career. He has elevated his play in the twilight of his career. Sincerely hoping Blackshear doesn’t end up the Black Sheep for these Cardinals.

– Parting shot. Anthony “Cat” Barber had zero DOG in him when it counted.