I cannot wait to get to Texas, baby! What a group heading down to the Final Four.
There is Florida, led by four seniors. The Gators are riding a 30-game win streak. Billy Donovan would love to add a third national title to his future Hall of Fame résumé.
Wisconsin is back in the Final Four for the first time since 2000. The Badgers are 13-2 in their past 15 games after a few midseason bumps in the road. Bo Ryan has done another masterful job and this is his best offensive team.
Connecticut advanced as a No. 7 seed. Playing at Madison Square Garden for the regional semifinal and final helped. Shabazz Napier willed the Huskies to the winner's circle, making big shot after big shot.
Rounding out the field is Kentucky. John Calipari's team is on a great run after beating Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan to make it to Texas. Now the Wildcats have a chance to be the first team with double-digit defeats to win a national championship since Danny and the Miracles, the Kansas Jayhawks in 1988.
My friends, I see the similarities for the Huskies from 2011. That year, Kemba Walker led UConn to the championship in Houston. Now Napier wants to do the same in the state of Texas.
There are some interesting possibilities for the national title game. Will it be an SEC showdown, a fourth meeting between Florida and Kentucky? Could we see Kentucky and Connecticut, two teams that met in the 2011 national semifinal? How about Wisconsin-Florida II, a matchup the Badgers won the first time around?
March Madness has been so special this season. There have been great finishes, upset-city shockers and tremendous individual efforts. Now we have four teams vying for the trophy. It should be awesome baby with a capital 'A'!