Two traditional powers battle in New Orleans at the Superdome on Monday night when the Kentucky Wildcats face the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA National Championship game.
The tip off takes place at 9:23 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
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It won't just be a battle of prestigious programs, but also a battle of two high-profile coaches. Bill Self already has a title to his name, and was named the 2012 Naismith College Coach of the Year. John Calipari has been to three Final Fours before this one, but has never won a title.
Kentucky have perhaps the best big man in the nation in AP Player of the Year in Anthony Davis. The 6-foot-10 forward is a major presence around the hoop, and has averaged 14.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.6 blocks while shooting 64.2 percent. The first freshman to receive the award since Kevin Durant in 2007, Davis is consistently credited for his maturity and his hard work.
The Wildcats are so talented that Kentucky can win even if Davis has a poor performance. Calipari gives six players a strong number of minutes. Davis is joined in the frontcourt by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones. Both players are strong NBA prospects.
Calipari also has an excellent backcourt in Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb. The duo average 23.4 points per game.
Darius Miller, who averages the least minutes of Calipari's top six players, is also a prominent scorer. The 6-foot-8 senior swingman is averaging 10.1 points per game, on 47.5 percent shooting from the field, and 79.7 percent shooting from the free-throw line.
While a great deal of attention is paid to Davis, Kansas boasts a big man who is almost certain to be an NBA lottery selection. Thomas Robinson is considered one of the best players in college basketball, and is averaging 17.7 points per game on 51.0 percent shooting from the field and 67.7 percent from the free-throw line, to go along with a 11.7-rebound average.
Robinson out-dueled Jared Sullinger in the Final Four, so he should be up for the test against Davis.
Self also has an elite guard in Tyshawn Taylor. The 6-foot-3 senior has had some uneven performances in the tournament, but he is coming off a game where he dished out a game-high nine assists against Ohio State. His backcourt mates of Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford are both coming off big scoring nights against the Buckeyes, and have been solid contributors this season.
PREDICTION: This could be a game to remember, as both programs have a great deal of pride and are playing for so much. Kansas, in some ways, has overachieved by knocking off two star-studded teams in North Carolina and Ohio State, so they won't be intimidated by the talent-rich Wildcats. The Jayhawks, and Taylor in particular, will need to be at their best against Kentucky. The Wildcats have shown a great deal of grit in the tournament, and have not allowed a close game in their five wins, but this is clearly their toughest challenger. Expect Kentucky to build a lead, but for Kansas to inch back into it before running out of gas.
PREDICTED SCORE: Kentucky over Kansas, 73-67