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Final Four 2014: 5 Predictions For No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Kentucky Matchup

5 Predictions For No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Kentucky Matchup

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The No. 8 seed Kentucky Wildcats will technically be underdogs against the No. 2 seed Wisconsin Badgers, but they won’t look like underdogs out on the court. The Wildcats have been showing why they entered the year as the No. 1 team in college basketball. Wisconsin has been showing why it earned a No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Before the game takes place, let’s take a look at five predictions for this Final Four matchup.

Frank Kaminsky Won’t Have a Huge Game

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Frank Kaminsky Won’t Have a Huge Game

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Frank Kaminsky went off against Wisconsin by scoring 28 points and rebounding 11. He has been getting a lot of hype ever since, but we won’t see the same player in the contest against Kentucky.

The Wildcats are a very tall team and they have the talent to contain Kaminsky. Plus, it is kind of hard to put up the kind of numbers he did against Arizona two games in a row.

The Harrison Twins Will Step Up Once Again

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The Harrison Twins Will Step Up Once Again

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Andrew and Aaron Harrison look like studs out on the basketball court. Kentucky has gotten so much better because these two players have gotten so much better. Expect the Harrison twins to step up once again in the Final Four.

Julius Randle Will Go Off

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Julius Randle Will Go Off

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Julius Randle is the best player in this Final Four matchup. As usual, you can expect a double-double out of this Wildcat. However, you can also expect him to have a 20-point performance.

Sam Dekker Will be the Best Player for Wisconsin

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Sam Dekker Will be the Best Player for Wisconsin

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Sam Dekker is not having that great of a tournament. He is the most talented player on Wisconsin and the Badgers will need him to play like a future NBA player in this one. And, I think he will. Expect Dekker to score in double figures and to be the best player for the Badgers.

Kentucky Will Make the National Championship

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Kentucky Will Make the National Championship

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Kentucky has the most talent in the tournament and it has mismatches up and down its roster. Wisconsin is a very, very good basketball team, but the preseason No. 1 team is playing like the preseason No. 1 team (finally). That’s bad news for the Badgers.

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