Entering the Final Four, there is one big question hanging over the heads of Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas and Ohio State. These are the last four teams from the field of 68, and there is one issue that each must address to win it all.
All four teams that have made it to the Final Four have played good basketball. The teams have been ignoring the questions hanging over their heads, but they will have to address them in the final two rounds of the Big Dance.
These are the biggest questions facing each team in the Final Four.
Louisville simply does not have the offensive firepower to hang with teams like Kentucky, who it plays in the Final Four Saturday.
While Kyle Kuric, Russ Smith, Chane Behanan and Chris Smith can score, this team simply can't go for over 100 points like Kentucky can.
The best way for Louisville to win will be to play defense. This team needs to keep opponents under 75 points if it is going to win games. The Cardinals will have to shut down their opponents, starting with the Wildcats.
Kansas did not play its best basketball for the first three games. The Jayhawks had an unproductive Tyshawn Taylor leading them, which led to some close calls against three double-digit seeds.
However, once the team made it to the Elite Eight, they had to step up.
Taylor played a great game against No. 1 North Carolina, going for 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Taylor led the Jayhawks to the Final Four, and he will need to stay hot for this team to keep winning.
Aaron Craft is a shutdown defender who can take opposing point guards out of the game completely. However, he will be playing against the best of the best in the Final Four.
Point guards are the most important players on the floor, as they have the ball in their hands for the majority of the game. It is important to have a point guard who is playing well, and the other teams in the Final Four all somewhat rely on their point guards.
If the Buckeyes are going to win, it will be because Craft is the best defensive point guard left. He will have to take the others out of the game in order to win.
National champions always have great point guards. UConn had Kemba Walker last year. Duke had Nolan Smith the year before. North Carolina had Ty Lawson the year before that. This has been a trend for decades.
Kentucky has all the makings of a championship team, but its biggest question is whether or not Marquis Teague is a good enough point guard for the Wildcats to win.
Teague played well to start the tournament, but he only went for eight points and three assists against Baylor, which will not be good enough for the team to beat Louisville, Kansas or Ohio State.
Teague will need to play well for this team to win.