2013 NCAA Basketball Championship: Preview, Matchup Breakdown and Prediction

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2013 NCAA Basketball Championship: Preview, Matchup Breakdown and Prediction
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The 2013 NCAA basketball championship game is set, and it will feature two of the better teams this year in Louisville and Michigan.

The Cardinals have been the best team in the country ever since the end of January, but the Wolverines are peaking at the right time.

On the sidelines, Monday’s game will feature an excellent coaching matchup between Rick Pitino and John Beilein. On the court, there will be the best college basketball has had to offer this year in Michigan’s Trey Burke and the best the NCAA tournament has had to offer in Louisville’s Russ Smith.

Yes, this game has everything a college basketball fan could want.

Here is a preview along with some matchup breakdowns and a prediction for Monday’s title game.

 

All advanced statistics via KenPom.com (subscription required) unless otherwise noted.

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