The years of the BIGS! The NCAA’s Final Four is shaped up to be one of the most exciting games in history. With three top seeded teams reaching the Final Four, you know you’ll have plenty of NBA prospects in action. Among those players are Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and Frank Kaminsky –all the best big men in the country. Come the NBA draft, don’t be surprised if all four will be top ten picks in the NBA Draft.
The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.
The top-seeded Badgers again proved their grit, rallying in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.
The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.
Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.