Palm: No one has an easy path to the Final Four

Dukes & Bell
March 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm

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CBS College Basketball Analyst Jerry Palm joined Dukes and Bell to preview March Madness.

Palm on why Duke will make the final four and win it all, “Because they have the talent and they have the coach. They also have a once in a generation talent in Zion Williamson. This team can most certainly be had but they do have the best player in Zion Williamson and the second best player in RJ Barrett.”

Palm on if Duke and UNC could meet in the Final Four, “We most certainly could see that but I have Kentucky coming out of Carolina’s bracket.”

Palm on what 1 seed has the easiest path to the Final Four, “To be honest I don’t think any of these teams have an easy path to the final four.”

Palm on Gonzaga’s chances to make the Final Four, “We haven’t talked about them too much because they are beating teams we don’t know out West. They are the only team that has beaten Duke at full strength. I picked them to go to the Final Four. I don’t Syracuse is good enough to knock them off. Florida State could give them trouble and so could Michigan.

Palm on Cinderella’s, “I have Belmont in the Sweet 16. Murray State with Ja Morant has a good matchup against Marquette and Marcus Howard. I like New Mexico State as well who is going to take on Auburn.”

Palm on Georgia State chances to knock off Houston, “Houston is really good. Kelvin Sampson is doing a great job down there in Houston. I don’t like Georgia State’s chances in this one.”

Palm went on to talk about other teams chances to make a deep run.

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