The Final Four is finally set. There's one No. 1 seed remaining (Louisville). There's one Cinderella team still dancing (Wichita State). There's one zone defense yet to be solved (Syracuse). And there's one team full of sharpshooters who happen to be on fire (Michigan).
Out of those four, Rick Pitino's Cardinals are the favorites to cut down the nets at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. Not only were the Cardinals the No. 1 overall seed and consensus favorite when the tournament began but they, apparently, boast one of the foremost prognosticators in bracket land.
"I picked Wichita State to go to the Final Four. Anybody that can go into VCU and win is mentally tough," Pitino said during a conference call on Monday referring to the Shockers' win over the Rams back in November, via Kansas.com. "Wichita State is playing great."
Whether or not Pitino's bracket really had Wichita State toppling Gonzaga and Ohio State, oddsmakers rate the Shockers least likely to cut down the nets. Presumably, coach Gregg Marshall wouldn't have it any other way.
*All odds via Bovada