By Austen Bundy
Viva Loudoun High School Intern
(April 6, 2014) – And then there were two. The 2014 NCAA tournament has come down to one final game. One game to crown a champion, and what a game it will be.
The No. 7 Connecticut Huskies take on the No.8 seeded Kentucky Wildcats on Monday night in what will be a match-up of past champs. UConn has won the championship three times (1999, 2004 and 2011) compared to Kentucky’s eight championship wins (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996,1998 and 2012). The game will feature the highest combined seeds in NCAA history.
The Wildcats are starting five freshman and it seems to have been working, however, their last three wins have come down to a last second three-point shot made by guard Aaron Harrison. Their luck might not hold up against an aggressive UConn team led by senior point guard Shabazz Napier, who can’t seem to miss a shot lately. Both teams have weaknesses though. Kentucky’s is inexperience. UConn’s is missing the easy shots. One of these will be exploited Monday night and who ever takes advantage will take the title home once again.
Based on how I’ve seen each team play, Kentucky will take the Huskies to OT with another buzzer-beater but their luck runs out and the freshmen finally fall to UConn 73-72.