Final Four, sleeper picks

Bilas, Lunardi, Fraschilla, Greenberg, Simon and Goodman explain choices

Updated: March 18, 2014, 4:55 PM ET
By Insider College Basketball Experts | ESPN Insider

Keith ApplingMike Carter/USA TODAY SportsKeith Appling and the Spartans are a unanimous Final Four pick among the experts.

With the NCAA tournament beginning later this week, we asked ESPN Insider's college basketball experts to weigh in with their Final Four selections. They also each provide a sleeper team that has potential to shock the nation and make a deep run to Dallas.


Jay Bilas

East: Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans have all the talent and composure to reach the Final Four, but injuries masked that during the regular season. Now healthy, this can be a dominant team, and they make for a very dangerous 4-seed.

South: Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks have a truly great player in Andrew Wiggins, and if Joel Embiid returns they'll add another. Surviving his absence will be tough, but they can do it. A lot of this will hinge on the play of point guard Naadir Tharpe. If he plays to his potential, the Jayhawks will reach North Texas.