NCAA Championship Game Time: Best Places to Watch Kentucky vs. Kansas

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 2, 2012

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Elijah Johnson #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives the ball against Darius Miller #1 of the Kentuky Wildcats during the 2011 State Farms Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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With the 2012 NCAA College Basketball Championship just a few hours from kicking off, it’s time to get the plans in order for where you’ll be when it’s time for the game to start.

It will be an epic battle of college basketball powerhouses when Kentucky squares off with Kansas, but you need to make sure you are safe and comfortable when this war unfolds.


Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

When: Monday, April 2 at 9:23 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream:

Betting Line: Kentucky minus-6 (via

Over/Under: 137


At the Local Watering Hole


While watching at home could be fun, what would be better than sitting with a huge group of people watching the game in an arena-like atmosphere.

With alcohol flowing and the college basketball gods smiling down, the 2012 NCAA championship game was built to get anyone that is a fan of the sport excited.

If you can find the right college hoops-loving bar, it could get pretty crazy during what could be a great national title game.


At Home

If you don’t drink or just hate people in your personal space, watching this game from home should be your choice. Kansas vs. Kentucky is too good to be overshadowed by the nonsense that hanging at a bar can bring.

Invite the friends that you know will enjoy this game over to your house and throw a little party of your own. One actually based around the idea of the national title game.

I will be sitting at home enjoying the college basketball equivalent of Ali-Tyson Monday night, with the people I love and the TV I’m paying for so I might as well use it.

Plus, bar drinks are too expensive.


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