The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
While the white-hot drama of a Duke-Kentucky, Coach K vs. Coach Cal matchup would have been irresistible, the long-term impact trumps the ephemeral thrill.
The Badgers scored eight straight points late to take a four-point lead with 1:06 left, and Kentucky couldn’t overcome the deficit this time.
If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal.
Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.
Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia’s press look pathetic.
OK, so maybe we won’t get to see another celebratory fall by Georgia State’s Ron Hunter, but the regional rounds of the NCAA Tournament are filled with some fantastic storylines.
There are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976.
Kentucky coach John Calipari believes in letting his undefeated Wildcats decompress after victories so he made sure players slept in a little longer after a late-night rout of Hampton.
Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and the Wildcats opened the NCAA Tournament just the way they wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton.
The 2014 NCAA Tournament was one for the ages, filled with bracket-busting upsets, buzzer-beating finishes and star players rising up. This year’s bracket could be even better.
The Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night’s game as heavy underdogs — but they’re playing with house money. They weren’t even expected to be here.
Kentucky enters the NCAA Tournament undefeated at 34-0, and for the most part of the season have looked dominant, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a handful teams that could potentially upset the Wildcats
Steve Masiello knew the Jaspers’ return to the NCAA Tournament would mean he would have to revisit what happened last year with USF and his resume scandal. And that’s OK.
The Wildcats are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Midwest Region, in search of six more wins for a perfect season.