Kentucky Basketball: 5 Predictions for Their Final Four Matchup

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Predictions for Their Final Four Matchup
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The stakes couldn't be higher. Kentucky will play Louisville in the Final Four in a rematch of one of the best rivalries in college hoops. The Wildcats won the first game, 69-62, but this matchup has much more on the line.

In their first meeting on Dec. 31, Kentucky won after an abysmal offensive performance. Louisville thrives off of turnovers, and Kentucky turned the ball over 20 times. Shooting was not at a premium either, as the Wildcats were 17-of-57 (29.8 percent) from the floor.

One would assume that the streaking Wildcats would shoot over 30 percent in the upcoming matchup. The same can be said for Louisville, as the Cardinals went 20-of-62 from the field.

For the sake of college basketball fans everywhere, one could only hope that the abundance of misses on New Year's Eve will not carry over into the Final Four duel.

These predictions will look on the bright side of things for the Wildcats as they face Louisville in the Final Four.

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