5 Reasons Why Kentucky is in the 2014 NCAA Championship Game

5 Reasons Why Kentucky is in the 2014 NCAA Championship Game

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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The Kentucky Wildcats are currently preparing for another national title game, and college basketball fans are getting some quality television this year after the thrilling match against the Wisconsin Badgers last night. The five freshman on the Wildcats have not disappointed with their efforts in the last few weeks and last night was no different. Here are five reasons why they are in position to possibly cut down the nets once more.

5. John Calipari

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5. John Calipari

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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This one had to be mentioned, and so I just wanted to go ahead and get it out of the way early on. He has done a fantastic job with developing these young players, and this team is almost unrecognizable from the one I saw at the Champions Classic in November.

4. Dakari Johnson

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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4. Dakari Johnson

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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It is quite a luxury to be able to bring Dakari Johnson off of the bench, although the big man has also started a bit this season as well. His size will be hard to contain in the national title game, and we will just have to see if Johnson's championship prediction that he made last April is about to come true.

3. Big Blue Nation

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3. Big Blue Nation

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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Their fans have been on the road to see their team play, and last night was no different. Young players have a tendency to let the crowd affect how they play, which can be both a blessing and a curse. It has been mainly the former for the Wildcats this season, and they certainly owe their loyal fans quite a debt of gratitude. Now, if only someone could set up a dinner with Ashley Judd for me. Just kidding. Kind of.

2. Julius Randle

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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2. Julius Randle

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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Randle's low post play has been a steadying force for the Wildcats, and he is probably the player with the most NBA potential on the team. It should be exciting to watch Randle play in his home state of Texas for a national championship, and something tells me he is going to be fired up on Monday.

1. Aaron Harrison

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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1. Aaron Harrison

Kentucky Wildcats 2014 NCAA Championship Game
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This one was kind of a no-brainer, because it was Harrrison's two different three point shots within the final ten seconds which brought the Wildcats to not only the Final Four, but then also the national title game. Amazing. His play at this point in the season is a testament to what hard work and patience can do over the course of a season, and if you think he'll be afraid to take a shot to win the national championship? Then you're crazy.

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