It’s that time of the year again when the four remaining teams in the Men’s NCAA Tournament play for the National Championship. The name of this spectacle is called the Final Four. It’s the culminating event for the month of March called March Madness. This time around we will have four perennial powers facing each other. To start things off we have the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats taking on the Wisconsin Badgers.
Both teams are number one seeds in their perspective regions and will be looking forward to facing each other on Saturday Night. The last time these two face each other the Wildcats delivered a painful blow to the Badgers when guard Aaron Harrison delivered the game winning shot that would catapult the Wildcats into the championship round of the Final Four.
That loss would hunt the Wisconsin Badgers for the entire offseason. Heading into this season they were expected to be one of the teams to play in the Final Four once again. The Badgers pretty much steam rolled through the Big Ten Conference in pursuit of becoming a number one seed in the West region of the 2015 Men’s NCAA Tournament. The Badgers opponent the Kentucky Wildcats will also be looking to avenge their lost to eventual champion the Connecticut Huskies in last year’s championship final.
Minus Julius Randle who left for the NBA everyone is back from last year’s squad that went far in the tournament as an 8th seed. You have heard this statement over and over from college basketball analyst such as Jay Bilas and Jay Williams that in order to take down Kentucky you must have size that can evenly matchup with players such as Karl Anthony-Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein. Defending those two will be the Badgers number one priority heading into Saturday’s matchup against the Wildcats.
In order to keep pace with Kentucky you must keep the game close and not shoot too many jumpers like previous opponent Notre Dame did against the Wildcats in last week’s Elite Eight Final. It was not the time out called by Mike Brey that sealed Notre Dame’s faith it was those pointless jump shots that keep the Wildcats in the game. Wisconsin must stop the big play ability of the deadly Harrison Twins especially three point assassin Aaron Harrison.
If you remember last year’s tournament Aaron Harrison delivered the dagger to three teams in route to the National Championship Game in Arlington Texas. Badgers head coach Bo Ryan cannot let that happen again. My prediction for this game is that the Badgers keep it close but this time the ball will possibly be in their court and they will most likely fail to deliver the winning shot. The Kentucky Wildcats pursuit of an undefeated season continues.
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