Tonight at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, the eighth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will be taking on the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks for the 2022 men’s college basketball championship. After disposing its longtime archrival Duke and Coack K (thank god) on Saturday, the Tar Heels are looking to win their seventh NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship tonight, while the Jayhawks are seeking their fourth championship.
So who has the edge in tonight’s match-up? You could say Kansas because they are a No. 1 seed, had more regular season wins than the Tar Heels, and won their conference (UNC didn’t). However, North Carolina is on a high after beating Duke and could carry that momentum into tonight’s game. But forget about their records. Forget about which teams they beat to get to the championship game. And forget about which team was seeded lower than the other. The team who has the edge in tonight’s game is the one with … the most players majoring in accounting.
But after scanning both teams’ rosters this morning, there are a grand total of zero players on both Kansas and North Carolina who are majoring in accounting. OK, how about finance or even business? You know the tall forward with the longish hair and bushy beard on the Tar Heels, Brady Manek? He was a graduate student transfer this season. Manek was a four-year starter at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in business administration/management. So that’s one for North Carolina? Does it even count because Manek didn’t get his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina?
It doesn’t even matter. Kansas has two players—guard Michael Jankovich and forward Dillon Wilhite—who are majoring in finance, while guard Charlie McCarthy is a business major with an emphasis in finance.
Edge: Jayhawks. Who do you got winning tonight’s game?