The final Four is on! 2 teams have clinched final 4 spots so far and the 2 games today will determine the other 2. I am rooting for my BIG BLUE and hoping they can pull out a win tonight.  Here are the sums of last nights match ups…

#1 Florida vs. #11 Dayton Flyers…  An expected ending for a young and talented Dayton team came to real-life yesterday when the Flyers lost to #1 Florida 62-52. Dayton had a Cinderella run this year after being seeding at #11 and beating #6 Ohio State in the 1st round to mess up ALL the brackets (including mine), then beat #3 Syracuse in a very close game and then beating #10 Stanford in the Sweet 16. On the other side, my bet to play vs UMich in the finals is #1 Florida. Florida has been routing all of their opponents with 12 (Albany), 16 (Pittsburgh), 11 (UCLA) and 10 (Dayton) point wins in the tourney. UF has a very talented team only losing 2 games this year and being the victors for 36 of them. Led by Scottie Wilbekin‘s 23 points and Dorian Finney-Smith‘s 9 boards, UF got the much needed win vs. Dayton.  UD’s top player Dyshawn Pierre had 18 points and 5 assists in the tough loss. UF will play the winner of Michigan st. vs. UConn in the final four. With many young stars coming back, Dayton can maybe get an experience boost next season and make another run…

In the other game, #2 Wisconsin faced off against #1 Arizona. This game was close through out and was a terrific finish. Wisconsin led by Forward Frank Kominsky‘s 28 points and 11 boards beat out a tough Wildcat team with Forward Aaron Gordon grabbing 18 boards and Nick Johnson and Kaleb Tarczweski  combining for 28 points in the loss. Wisconsin got the OT thriller win with 1 more point than Arizona when they missed a few game-winners at the end to let the Badgers win. This is Wisconsin coach  Bo Ryan‘s 1st final 4 appearance and he is looking to win against the winner of Kentucky vs. Michigan tonight…

With opening night tonight with the Dodgers facing off vs.  San Diego. Here is a quick update on the 3 recent, big $$$$$ deals…

Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera signed a 10 year, $292 M deal with the Tigers which beat out suspended Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez’s deal for the largest in pro sports history. Miggy deserves it and is looking to win his 3rd straight AL MVP award this season.

Young Angels OF Mike Trout signed a 6 year $144 M deal with LA which is the most money for a player in his 1st 3 seasons beating Giants all-star Catcher Buster Posey by more than $6 M! Trout is arguably the best all-around layer in the MLB so I am excited to see how he does…