Weekly Picks: The Final Four and NCAA Championship

Andrew Harrison is looking for a Final Four win. - Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Final Four has been set and the teams are ready to play. Since we all will be watching, who will you be rooting for?

Four teams and three more games.  This is what the college basketball season has come down to.  Each team has advanced through four games, survived opponents runs, and willed their teams through the NCAA Tournament.  This is college basketball, this is March Madness!  Don't miss the final three games of the season as the National Champions will be crowned a week from tonight.

7 Connecticut vs 1 Florida

In the first of the Final Four games, the Huskies will take on the Gators on Saturday at 6:09 pm EDT on TBS.  This game is a rematch from a thriller that took place in December that marked the last Florida loss.  UConn comes into the game with the confidence of a team that has already beat their opponent and is looking to do it again.  This time they don't want to rely on a last second buzzer beater and will look for the fans to back the underdog and help them out.  Florida is looking to get revenge on UConn and comes into the game looking to finish off their run to the Championship game.  Florida knows that they can play with UConn in any arena since they were on the road for the last game.  This game will be on a neutral court and that should be enough to give the Gators one more game.

Winner: Florida

For more information on these teams check out The UConn Blog and Alligator Army.

8 Kentucky vs 2 Wisconsin

The second game will take place on Saturday at 8:49 pm EDT on TBS and will match the Wildcats against the Badgers.  Kentucky is coming off three tournament games that have been decided by five points or less and the Wildcats know that they will need to play their best game in order to advance once again.  Wisconsin on the other hand has only played one game where the score was decided by less than eight points.  The momentum does look to be with the Badgers as they survived against #1 seed Arizona in overtime.  In their bid to play in the Championship game, Wisconsin will need to knock off another Wildcat team that is playing well.  It is hard to bet against a John Calipari team, but in this case the Badgers might just be to much for the young Wildcats.

Winner: Wisconsin

For more information on these teams check out A Sea of Blue and Bucky's 5th Quarter.


The Championship game is scheduled for Monday night at 9:10 pm EDT on CBS and should be a great game regardless of the teams that make it.  All four teams will make for great opponents and exciting match-ups. In a week we will know who will be our champion for the next 12 months.

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