3 Amazing Battles Coming Your Way in the 2019 NCAA Basketball Series!

3 Amazing Battles Coming Your Way in the 2019 NCAA Basketball Series!
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    The NCAA championships have a history of bringing out the best out of basketball players.

    At times, we are treated to some amazing and competitive one-on-one battles between the two leading stars of opposing teams.

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For instance, back in 2018, Caleb Martin traded buckets with Marques Townes in a heated match between Nevada and Loyola Chicago.

In fact, most of us who love and enjoy the sport remember the East Regional finals of 1992 when Jamal Washburn and Christian Laettner combined an astonishing 59 points with 17 rebounds. With that in mind, the question on everyone’s mind is. ‘will we be treated to such ‘mouth-watering’ encounters this year?’ Well, for those of you who follow the NCAA championship series, let’s carefully highlight some interesting moments or one-on-one duels that you definitely need to watch!

Ja Morant Vs. Markus Howard

Murray State is set to take on Marquette in one of the most anticipated West Region first-round matches. However, despite their heated rivalry, all eyes will be firmly fixed on their two prolific scoring guards. The Golden Eagles and country’s sixth top scorer, Howard is a 5-11 determined athlete who averages 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 25 points-per-game. This season, he even took his tally to 53 points in a ‘jaw-dropping’ overtime win over Creighton back in 9th January.

Morant, on the other hand, is a sophomore who stands and 6 foot 3 and currently has the most assists in the country. With an average of 10 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 24.6 points per game, he is one of the best young talents in the country. He also has the ability to dominate games as he did in an exciting OVC title win against Belmont. With such amazing stats between these two players, we should all get ready for some ‘fireworks.’

Fletcher Magee Vs. Myles Powell

Seton Hall will battle it out against Wofford in a match that will have the fans jumping out of their seats in excitement. The pirates have Myles Powell, the second top scorer in the Big East and the 13th best in the country. He is a 6-2 dynamic player with the kind of versatility that will take him to the heights of stardom. He averages 22.9 points in every game and has a 36.3% 3-point range tally. This season, he has managed to score 30 points in at least eight times!

Fletcher Magee is another rising star that will be looking to add to his tally when these two teams take on each other. Unlike Powell who is only a junior, Magee is a senior who stands at 6 foot 4 and has a 42.3% chance of scoring 3-pointers. In fact, this season, he has scored 151 3-pointers, the highest so far in the men’s basketball division. Who do you think will take the day between the two? Well, we only have to wait and see!

Matisse Thybulle Vs. Sam Merrill

Another interesting match as we continue to follow the NCAA championship series is between Washington State Vs. Utah. Here, we will see Matisse Thybulle battle it out against Sam Merrill, two brilliant athletes who are playing extremely well this season. Merrill can score 21.2 points in every game, which is the second highest the rather cold Mountain West region. In his last couple of games, he has gathered, a total of 136 points, averaged 6 rebounds and at least 4.6 assists. He also has a 38.2% chance of scoring three-pointers!

Thybulle is a huge senior guard who although is not always the leading scorer for the Huskies, he can still score at least 15.5 in every match. He also has the unique ability to win back possession for his team, with an average amount of 3.4 ball steals, which is currently the best in the NCAA championships this year. That’s not all he has to offer, with stats showing that per game, he gets at least 4 rebounds and assists. Because of this, many feel that he is the best all-rounded guards in the series.

Conclusion

There are many reasons why you need to follow the NCAA championship series. In Basketball, for instance, there’s a lot of exciting matches waiting for you. That’s why we have taken the time to highlight some interesting moments and eye-catching one-on-one battles.

Have you found them to be as captivating as we have? If so, then don’t keep them to yourself. Instead, inform other NCAA sports lovers and fanatics through your social media channels like Facebook, or Twitter. Doing this will only help and encourage them to support their local teams and players. Most importantly, let us all share in the fun!

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