Apr 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (left), Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (center) and Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Niels Giffey (right) during a press conference before the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Tournament 2014 Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Preview and Prediction

In the second game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Final Four on Saturday night, the Midwest Region champion Kentucky Wildcats will take on the West Region champion Wisconsin Badgers for the right to play for the national championship on Monday night, meeting either UConn or Florida.

After a much scrutinized regular season, the freshman from Kentucky turned into a group of bulldozers throughout this tournament. Julius Randle, the Harrison twins and the rest of this young squad have rolled through their competition, which include three members of last year’s Final Four.

 

This could be John Calipari’s best coaching performance of his illustrious career. While you do have to give credit to these freshman for coming together finally, as much credit needs to be given to Calipari for helping them get there.

Wisconsin defeated top-seed Arizona in the West Region final, sending head coach Bo Ryan to his first Final Four appearance of his career. Behind the sharpshooting skills of Frank Kaminsky when the team needs him most, and the ball-handling capabilities of Traevon Jackson, this team seems poised for a serious run at the national title game.

Date: April 5

Start Time: 8:49 PM ET

Location: Arlington, TX

Arena: AT&T Stadium

TV Info: TBS

Live Stream: March Madness Live

Prediction: Wisconsin may match up the best with this Kentucky team in terms of physicality, more so than anyone they’ve faced so far. For this reason, you can more than likely expect the Badgers to slowly, and methodically wear the kids down and end this magical run, which they still have nothing to be ashamed of, considering how the regular season went.

Wisconsin 66, Kentucky 60

Tags: Final Four Kentucky Wildcats March Madness Wisconsin Badgers

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