06 April 2014
2014 NCAA Tournament: National Championship Predictions
We have whittled down the Final Four to two, but there can only be one team cutting down the nets Monday night in Arlington? Will it be the Huskies winning their fourth title or will be it be the Wildcats winning their ninth title? Here are my predictions.
#7 UConn vs. #8 Kentucky - CBS, 9:10
Theoretically, if you can get to the championship game, you can win the championship game. But while one cannot deny the similarities this Connecticut club has with the 2011 club that won it all (and beat Kentucky on the way), I do think the Wildcats will win.
Kentucky has had to fight hard in their wins over Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan and then Wisconsin last night. Aaron Harrison had donned the hero cape with back-to-back game-winning threeballs, the shooting from the perimeter as a whole has been tremendous and the frontcourt has been awesome of late, with Julius Randle starring in particular. Yes, UConn was able to manhandle Florida, but Kentucky's frontcourt is deeper and more talented than Florida's.