After rampaging through their first four games as easily as befits a No. 1 overall seed, the Kentucky Wildcats finally have a challenge facing them in the Final Four. No. 4 seed Louisville is the hottest team left in the field and winner of eight consecutive games, including the Big East tournament title.
The two longstanding rivals will be meeting for the second time in 2011-12, with Kentucky having won the first round by a 69-62 score. Will that New Year’s Eve clash repeat itself in March, or will the Cardinals’ momentum carry them all the way to the national championship game?
Read on for a look at what to expect from Saturday night’s rematch, complete with a prediction for which team will move on to play for the national title.