Kentucky Wildcats Roll to NCAA Final Four

Grant TuckerContributor IIMarch 29, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 25:  Anthony Davis #23, Eloy Vargas #30 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate their 82 to 70 win over the Baylor Bears during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Final at the Georgia Dome on March 25, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The first few rounds the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament really have lived up to it’s nickname of “March Madness.”

This year’s tournament has been one of the craziest in recent memory as there were a pair of 2-seeds—Duke and Mizzou—eliminated in the first round. Only one No. 1 seed has advanced its way to the Big Easy.

Many believe the Kentucky Wildcats are the tournament favorite. The other three teams in the Final Four are teams comprised of college basketball players. Kentucky is a team that has 3-4 NBA players playing college basketball.

Next up for the Wildcats are the Louisville Cardinals in what looks to be the “Battle for Kentucky." The two teams faced each other earlier in the season in a game that the Wildcats won 69-62. Kentucky came out on top despite shooting 29.8 percent from the field.

In the Elite Eight, there were two No. 1 seeds who would see their season come to a close as the North Carolina Tar Heels were beaten by the Kansas Jayhawks 80-67, and the Syracuse Orange were defeated by the Ohio State Buckeyes 77-70.

All of the Final Four action begins Saturday with the first national semifinal matchup between Louisville and Kentucky starting at 6:09 EST. That game is followed by the second national semifinal at approximately 8:49 EST, between Syracuse and Kansas.

The winners of these two games will meet each other for the National Championship on Monday. All of these games will be nationally broadcast on CBS and played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.