When the No. 1-seeded Kentucky Wildcats square off with the No. 3 Baylor Bears in Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup, the teams will be engaged in an all-out war with huge implications.
Not only will the winner advance to the Final Four, they can say that they were part of what could be the best game of the 2012 NCAA tourney. Don’t turn away from what should be an amazing Elite Eight matchup
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
When: Sunday, March 24, 2:20 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio
Betting Line: Covers
Over/Under: 146, Spread: Kentucky -1
I expect both teams to be going as hard as possible at this point. With Kentucky scoring over 100 points in their last game, I feel comfortable taking them giving a point, and I’m almost certain the over is a lock.
Injuries: USA Today
No injuries to report.
Jon Hood, G, out indefinitely
Sam Malone, G, out for season
Key Matchup: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Perry Jones III
The matchup to watch will take place down low for the majority of the game, but it could turn into a battle of who can outlast the other in terms of stamina. Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Baylor’s Perry Jones III are two of the better forwards in college basketball, and the result of their on-court battles will decide which teams walks away victorious.
Prediction: Kentucky 88, Baylor 77
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