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5 Bold Predictions for the 2014 NCAA Championship Game

Bold Predictions for the 2014 NCAA Championship Game

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The No. 8 seed Kentucky Wildcats will play the No. 7 seed Connecticut Huskies in the 2014 NCAA Championship. Predicting that would have been very bold entering the Big Dance. So bold that no one would have believed it and the word crazy probably would have been thrown around. Well, let’s take a look at some other bold predictions for the championship game. Five to be exact.

Shabazz Napier Scores 30+

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Shabazz Napier Scores 30+

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Shabazz Napier only scored 12 points last game. That was his lowest amount of the tournament. He is the best scorer in this contest and I doubt he will be held to under 15 points two games in a row. I am predicting him to come up big by scoring 30+.

Julius Randle Also Scores 30+

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Julius Randle Also Scores 30+

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Julius Randle is a beast in the post and Connecticut may not have a player who can contain him. Patric Young managed to score 19 points on the Huskies, so just imagine how much damage Randle could do in the scoring department.

DeAndre Daniels is Shut Down

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DeAndre Daniels is Shut Down

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Kentucky has a very tall and talented team. Daniels scored 20 points against Florida, but I am predicting him to be shut down against the Wildcats.

Aaron Harrison Makes 4 or More Threes

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Aaron Harrison Makes 4 or More Threes

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Aaron Harrison took one shot from behind the arc last game. That shot just so happened to be the biggest one of his career. It was the game-winning three. Well, expect Harrison to take more shots and expect him to make four or more from deep.

Kentucky Wins By 10 or More

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Kentucky Wins By 10 or More

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Kentucky has played a bunch of close games in the dance. The Wildcats have only won their five tourney games by a combined score of 18 points. Well, expect their extremely close game trend to stop in the championship game and expect Kentucky to win by 10 or more.

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