One more game. That’s all that stands between the 2013-14 UConn Huskies and a National Championship. Tonight, the Huskies face John Calipari and the young Kentucky Wildcats in one of the most unlikely NCAA title games of all time. Neither of these teams were supposed to be here at the start of the tournament. Oddly enough, the Wildcats were the preseason number one overall team in the country, so I guess they were expected to be here about six months ago. You can watch the title game live on the internet here: ncaa.com/march-madness-live
Three Keys for UConn
- Don’t change a thing. The Huskies have been able to lure opposing team’s big men out of the paint with their front-court jump shooting. DeAndre Daniels will be the x-factor (again) for UConn against the impressive front line of Kentucky. Julius Randle will likely have a big game, but UConn can survive that if they don’t let the rest of the big men control the paint.
- Seniors vs. Freshman. The Huskies will have the most experienced players on the court tonight. They have to use that to their advantage with a young, mistake-prone Wildcat team. That means coming out hot and putting pressure on the Kentucky guards early. Who better to do that then the combination of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright.
- Calipari vs. Ollie. On the sidelines, Kentucky has the experience advantage. Ollie is in his first NCAA tournament while Calipari has won the title game before. I don’t think the big stage will play an impact in any of Ollie’s strategies, and I actually have a lot of faith in his ability to out-coach Calipari.
For one last time, I have to remind you where you can watch the game if you don’t want to support Ted Turner: ncaa.com/march-madness-live