Since the beginning of time man has questioned which is better, size or speed. If Kentucky and Missouri square off in the NCAA tournament, we will find out the answer to that question.
This is a preview of what is to come in the SEC, as Missouri makes the move there next year. Unfortunately though it will not quite be a preview of what is to come, because many of the players in this game will have graduated and/or moved on to the NBA.
So hopefully we will get to see them play when both teams are at their best, which is now.
John Calipari's teams have always featured dominant freshman classes, but the scary thing now is that he was able to get some of his stud freshmen from last year to return for their sophomore seasons, making this Kentucky team one of the most talented in the history of their program.
Anchored by player of the year candidate Anthony Davis, Kentucky has crushed its opposition this season, and hopes that a national championship is on the horizon.
Missouri is a much different team.
The Tigers are not big, strong or imposing, but they are good at three very important things: They can run like hell, they share the basketball and they will rain down three-point shots on you from the moment they enter the gym.
Not much was expected from the Tigers under new first-year head coach Frank Haith, but they have been able to perform because of one thing.
It has not been about the shooting, the defense or the speed, because this team had all three of those characteristics last year and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Missouri Tigers win basketball games now because they play as a team, and as simple as it sounds, it is the truth.
They are not as talented as Kentucky, they are not as big as Kentucky, but they have the greatest team chemistry in college basketball. That is what makes Missouri great, and that is what would make this the best game March Madness could offer.