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Jon Crispin previews the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.
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Bryan Webber welcomed their hopes is Darryl please be -- about college basketball analyst Jon -- we're spotlighting the west region. Which is loaded with talented teams let's start with a couple games standout -- -- Always talk about a couple games and obviously there's a lot of games in this region that we winner -- wanna follow but. I look at New Mexico and and long beach state the start I mean the coaches know each other very well. -- and offered coached against each other in the Big Ten know each other very well I mean in some ways contrasting styles but both teams will look to get up and -- the floor both teams will play very good defense. And I look at Long Beach -- can you talk about that this is the team that I thought was gonna make some noise means the NCAA tournament. I look at teams they've played -- San Diego State Louisville Kansas North Carolina Xavier and Kansas State. Not afraid to packers' schedule -- tough team. So long beach state Casper where good guard play could be very dangerous in this NC -- watch that game is New Mexico is a very good team. But I wouldn't be surprised to see him get knocked down around one yet another matchup in this region U -- not yet I wanna touch on Florida -- I think Florida in many ways is more dangerous than we talk about Florida you VA. You BA I guess is it's a typical 710 matchup both teams very good both teams and 710 matchup. Good conference as we see in the ACC in the SEC. I think Florida's better than we're giving them credit for and you look at that the play down low you've got young finally showing up Patrick young he's showing up. Down low on the player and games as well as anyone has on here and then the guard tree and if Florida shoots the ball from three. At times better than anybody in the country and if they get hot this tournament plays on just like if they get hot they can be unbeatable. So that's the big picture of players to watch in the west well I'm I'm gonna go Jae Crowder starchy crowd area at Marquette I -- lead that led to market he. 1718 point two games he's tough on offense and defense as a senior he's got a lot to prove they got ousted in the big east tournament. But against second ranked team in the big east I think it's it's one of the strongest conferences in the country. Watching the show watch himself on offense and defense. And get the job done for Buzz Williams who. He gets guys ready for leniency toward it every year this is it can do not wanna bet against and of course you look at Michigan State -- -- -- Today and win the Big Ten Conference championship they won the regular season -- -- Michigan and Ohio State but now they win the conference championship tournament. And now this guy's going into the NCAA tournament with a lot to prove. We know how verse about he has and I think you're gonna see more of that. In -- NCAA tournament so watch out for those guys in the west so greeted Michigan State the top seeds in the west you have them moving onto New Orleans in the final four I don't have the top seed in the in the west moving on to the final four and I think it comes down to Marquette. And possibly Missouri I mean similar styles are -- and as the two teams very similar styles are gonna have to meet up. In the sweet sixteen to find out who's gonna play Michigan State to get to the final four but I think of Missouri or Marquette will advance past Michigan State. And Missouri perhaps with some motivation they had wood thirty wins this year and a three seed -- may be looking to make a statement. -- is always we appreciate inside so we get. Foxsports.com. As you got to play college basketball needs for John Crist -- Bryan Webber will see next.