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National Championship Game Preview and Picks: UConn Huskies vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Traditonal powers still set up historic title bout
National Championship Game Preview and Picks: UConn Huskies vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Prepare to see history.

Whatever happens in Monday night’s national title game, either Kentucky or Connecticut will become one of the most rare champions in the NCAA Tournament.

With 11 titles between the two, the Wildcats and Huskies aren’t in a spot they’ve never been, even in the last five years. But both have taken a path to the title game that, while not unprecedented, puts each school in exclusive company.

Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Preview

SEC rivals meet for the third time this season with a Final Four berth on the line
Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Preview

One SEC team is guaranteed a Final Four berth in 2019.

 

Auburn and Kentucky will clash for a third time this season in the Midwest Regional Final on Sunday. The Tigers are playing in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1986 and have never advanced to the Final Four. The Wildcats, on the other hand, are seeking their first Final Four appearance since 2015.

 

Houston Cougars vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview

Teams' first-ever meeting on the court is for a spot in the Elite Eight
Houston Cougars vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview

The NCAA Tournament has brought about many first-time matchups through the years, and we'll get another one on Friday night when the Houston Cougars take on the Kentucky Wildcats with an Elite Eight berth on the line. The Cougars under Kelvin Sampson are enjoying their first 30-win campaign since the "Phi Slama Jama" era of the early 1980s, while the Wildcats have been constant championship contenders under head coach John Calipari. And when these two forces collide it could be a historic occasion.

 

Wofford Terriers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview

Terriers, Wildcats meet for first time ever with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line
Wofford Terriers vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Wofford Terriers couldn't be more different from one another. While both teams are no strangers to the NCAA Tournament, they have completely different tournament resumes. The Wildcats are eight-time national champions while the Terriers are 1-4 in the Big Dance. The University of Kentucky has produced 116 NBA draft picks compared to Wofford College's two (none since 1981). Both teams have been around since the 1900s, but Kentucky has a well established reputation as one of the blue bloods of college basketball.

 

Best NCAA Tournament Teams Ever By Seed

The NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985, making March Madness what it is today
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Best NCAA Tournament Teams Ever By Seed

Every team in the NCAA Tournament controls their own destiny. Regardless of their seeding, they have a shot to win it all, and while talent generally dictates the outcome of the tournament, some seeds have punched above their weight, while others have lived up or down to expectations. Here are the best teams ever by seed.

 

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Wildcats have one of the deepest rosters of the John Calipari era
Kentucky Wildcats 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

John Calipari has used unconventional means for roster construction, but — yet again — Kentucky is loaded with elite talent and pointed toward the 2019 Final Four. 

College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19

Athlon Sports' preseason basketball rankings

The Athlon Sports College Basketball Top 25 is littered with familiar faces, especially at the top where Kansas has edged Kentucky for the No. 1 spot in our preseason rankings. 

 

The Wildcats are once again loaded with elite freshmen, but this team also brings back three sophomores who played key roles last season — giving John Calipari’s team the type of veteran leadership usually lacking in Lexington. At Kansas, Bill Self has a roster led by junior big man Udoka Azubuike and several key transfers who will be stepping into prominent roles.

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