ATLANTA — Since I had such a stellar Saturday prediction-wise by picking Louisville in a blowout and Syracuse to beat Michigan, time to redeem myself.
I think Louisville will beat Michigan tonight for one main reason other than the fact that U of L is the better team. The Cards have been on this stage before. They didn’t make the title game last year, but they were here. They know what to expect. They’re here on more of a business trip than a pleasure trip.
Plus, this is Rick Pitino’s week. His son got the Minnesota job on Wednesday. His horse won the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. He won his national semifinal on Saturday night. He was officially named to the Basketball Hall of Fame this morning.
He can’t lose.
Prediction: Louisville 71, Michigan 60.