I love mornings after two big games that just decided who will get to play in the championship game. Today the big two games just happen to be the Final Four and the championship game is the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship (click here to view live game odds).
2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Odds
Kentucky Wildcats -2
Game Total: 133
The eighth-seeded Wildcats of Kentucky (who some have correctly dubbed the Cardiac Cats) will face the seventh-seeded underdog Huskies of the University of Connecticut an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.
Neither of these teams were even invited to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tournament.
UConn proved itself after beating the top-seeded Gators by disrupting Florida’s game. Now it’s Kentucky’s turn to see if they can do what Michigan State and Florida couldn’t. They have to get by the chain of defenders the Huskies throw at every opposing elite ballhander.
"We live and die on defense," Ollie said after UConn’s 63-53 victory against the Gators. "Hopefully everybody understands that."
The UConn Huskies rely on Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright to gobble up opposing guards on defense and if the Kentucky Wildcats have a prayer to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship this year it is up to twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison to lead the freshmen starting lineup.
“I don’t know about magical. We all just fight, we don’t let the games go, and we know no matter what that we have a chance to win so we always try to keep fighting,” guard Aaron Harrison said.