Sports

Rothstein Files: NCAA Championship Game Primer

John Calipari (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Bill Self (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

John Calipari (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Bill Self (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

By Jon Rothstein
» More Columns

BEST INDIVIDUAL MATCHUP

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Tyshawn Taylor

X-FACTORS

Terrence Jones (Kentucky), Jeff Withey (Kansas)

THE SKINNY

This feels more like a coronation for the Wildcats than a battle for the National Championship. Kansas has become a terrific defensive team and Withey has blossomed during the second half of the season but Kentucky is just bigger, stronger, and more talented at just about every position.

It would take a masterful game for Kansas to pull the upset – it says here they won’t.

PREDICTION

KENTUCKY 77, KANSAS 66

What’s your prediction? Make your case in the comments below…