If you're superstitious like me then you're always looking for good omens. This is especially true in March, not only because of the NCAA tournament but of course baseball season is right around the corner. So what's the good omen this time you say?
Well in 1979 a white kid named Larry Bird (you might know him) led a small school in Indiana to a Final Four and National Championship game appearance. Indiana St. was a 1 seed that year and BYU is a 3 seed. BYU's first opponent, Wofford, is located in South Carolina, just a couple of states south of Indiana St.'s first opponent Virginia Tech. In 1979 Indiana St. played Michigan St. in the finals, Michigan St.'s mascot is the Spartan, Wofford is located in Spartanburg S.C. . Larry Bird wore number 33. Jimmer wear's number 32. The 1979 final four was played in Salt Lake City, Jimmer dropped 47 points on the Utes in Salt Lake City. In Bird's senior season he averaged 28.6 ppg. very similar to Jimmer's 28.5 ppg.
One last good omen, BYU coach Dave Rose's last final four appearance was as a player for Houston's Phi Slamma Jamma, this year's final four will be in, you guessed it, Houston. So there you have it folks, if you believe in superstition, (and miracles) then you'd better believe BYU is going to the Final Four on the back of NPOY Jimmer Fredette.