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Thad Matta (with Jared Sullinger) has made it to his second Final Four. His Buckeyes finished runner-up to Florida in 2007.
Four storied programs have reached this Final Four.
Between them they have now reached 49 Final Fours and, as of Monday night, will have captured 14 national championships.
Ohio State has one (1960), Louisville has two (1980 and 1986), Kansas has three (1952, 1988 and 2008) and Kentucky has seven (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978,1996 and 1998).
For John Calipari or Thad Matta, it would be their first national championship. For either Rick Pitino or Bill Self, it would be a second title.
If Louisville were to win, Pitino would become the first coach to ever win a national championship at more than one school.
A Kentucky championship would make Calipari the fifth different coach to lead the Wildcats to a national title. The others were Adolph Rupp (four times), Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith.
Kentucky-Louisville is only the fourth time the Final Four has had an intra-state matchup. The others were La Salle-Penn State in 1955, and Ohio State-Cincinnati in 1961 and 1962.
Kansas-Ohio State is just the second time since the NCAA began seeding teams in 1979 that two No. 2 seeds have met in the Final Four.