First of all, I'm picking Oklahoma State. But Georgia Tech could pull off the upset – especially if the Yellow Jackets get a lot out of center Luke Schenscher.
Schenscher was terrific against Kansas. When Georgia Tech has played some of its best games this season, he's been a factor at both ends. He's a 7-footer with length that can bother opponents at the defensive end, and he also is not a bad offensive player. When he catches the ball in the post, he has the ability to score.
Oklahoma State is athletic and very good on the glass, but the Cowboys are not a big team up front. Schenscher could be a difficult matchup for them, not so much in terms of how they guard him but more because of how he could affect OSU's ability to get inside and create scoring opportunities in the paint.
On the perimeter, these two teams are loaded with talent. OSU throws John Lucas III, Tony Allen, Joey Graham and Dan Bobik at you. Graham has great inside/outside ability and Dan Bobik brings 3-point shooting and size on the defensive end. GT has Jarrett Jack, B.J. Elder (when healthy), Will Bynum (he of the key overtime 3 against Kansas), Marvin Lewis and Clarence Moore, who comes off the bench and does it all.
Georgia Tech probably has been the most surprising team of the Final Four in terms of how they've gotten to San Antonio. But the way the Yellow Jackets came through in the regional at St. Louis without a point from Elder – their leading scorer – made me a believer in what they do defensively and how they find offense from different people when they need to.
I saw the Yellow Jackets earlier in the year (including when they rolled through the preseason NIT), and they looked like one of the top five teams in the country. Then they had a few league games where they didn't look that good. But their win at Duke was impressive, and it sparked this great run.
Still, Oklahoma State has been there all season, toiling in Stillwater and away from the spotlight. I'll keep my ears peeled to players and coaches before tip-off to see if they offer something that will change my mind, but for now I'm sticking with the Cowboys.