Loyola (Chicago) vs. Miami
WHY IT WILL HAPPEN: The Ramblers — Loyola definitely has the better nickname — make nearly 40 percent of their 3-pointers, near the best in the sport. If they try enough of them, they will put the game out of reach. Look for Iowa State transfer Clayton Cluster (another great name) to take over.
WHY IT MIGHT NOT: You don’t come in third in the ACC, as Miami did, by being bad. Jim Larrañaga is a Final Four coach.
X FACTOR: Befitting their underdog status, the Ramblers are small. If they miss a lot and Miami dominates the boards, they won’t stand a chance. Solution: They should try to make their shots go in the basket.