The Final Four for 2014 in the NCAA Tournament has strong teams in the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers and Connecticut Huskies and the schools play in North Texas at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, April 5 to decide who will make it to the national title game and many have Florida and Kentucky predicted to go to the championship game.
The Florida game against UConn has the Gators left as the only number one seed in the tournament and the Huskies have been playing very well leading into the Final Four. Kentucky pulled some upsets and now after being the preseason number one they are into the Final Four against a number two seed in the Badgers. The Gators went undefeated in the SEC and are on a huge winning streak now and many feel that they are the unstoppable team and they could end up facing a conference rival in the championship game if the Wildcats win out.
The Final Four games will air on TBS and the championship game will be on CBS for the tournament and Florida comes in after winning over upstart Dayton, while the Huskies come in after winning against Michigan State, the pick by President Obama to win it all. The Gators appear to be the strongest team left and they come in after going undefeated in their conference and they also were the number one seed in the tournament overall. The team has outlasted Wichita State, Arizona and Virginia as a number one seed and they have won over 25 games in a row.
Billy Donovan knows how to get his team ready for the tournament and Scottie Wilbekin has been fantastic and he had 23 points in the win in the Elite Eight against Dayton. The team comes in scoring over 70 points per game and they have size and speed up front and in the backcourt and they also are very efficient, shooting over 46 percent this season from the field. The defense has been stellar and they ranked third in the nation in points allowed while averaging seven steals per game and if they can shut down Shabazz Napier, they have a good chance to win the tournament.
UConn comes in after a nice win against MSU and Napier has turned into the second coming of Kemba Walker and now Kevin Ollie has his team looking for a title appearance, as Napier had 25 points in the win against the Spartans. The team went 30-8 this season and they are scoring over 70 points per game and ranked in the top 40 in defense with 63 points allowed per game. The team also has done a good job up front, ranking eighth in the nation with over six blocks per game.
The Kentucky and Wisconsin matchup has the potential to be great, as the Wildcats have tons of young talent and the Badgers have experience under Bo Ryan. The Cats come in after a win against Michigan and that was a solid game from Julius Randle, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds and A. Harrison hit the winning shot near the end and that was one of the best of the tournament. The Badgers won over a number one seed in Arizona and they won by one point and now they are looking to advance to the championship after going 30-7 this season.