NCAA Tournament 2014 Schedule: Full Viewing Info, Players to Watch in Final Four

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 4, 2014

ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 23:  Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after defeating the Wichita State Shockers 78 to 76 during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 23, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Hang on to your hats—the 2014 NCAA tournament's Final Four is poised to bring some of the most memorable, breathtaking action that we've seen so far.

The stage is set for Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky to duke it out for a coveted spot in the finals.

Drop everything, find a TV or computer and tune in to ensure not a moment of action will be missed. Based on what's transpired so far, this should be one for the ages.

Let's take a look at all of the essential viewing information for the Final Four, followed by key players to watch as these teams take the court on Saturday.


Final Four Schedule

2014 NCAA Tournament Final Four Schedule
DateTime (ET)MatchupTV Info
Sat., April 56:09 p.m.No. 1 Florida vs. No. 7 ConnecticutTBS
Sat., April 58:49 p.m.No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 KentuckyTBS

All of the Final Four action can be live streamed on


Players to Watch

Julius Randle, F, Kentucky

If the Wildcats are to score another improbable upset victory against Wisconsin, it will be due to the solid play of Randle.

Randle has been a double-double machine, reaching the feat in all four of Kentucky's NCAA tournament contests.

After recording 11 rebounds and 16 points against Michigan in the Elite Eight, Randle was named the region's Most Outstanding Player. That game also marked his 24th double-double of the season—he leads the nation in that category.

Randle will have to show up in a big way to fend off Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, who has been taking over games for the Badgers throughout the tournament.


Frank Kaminsky, F, Wisconsin

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after making a three-pointer in the second half while taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda C
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Speaking of Kaminsky, he will be a major factor in this contest as well.

He absolutely dominated Wisconsin's Elite Eight matchup against Arizona. Kaminsky was a one-man show, recording 28 points and 11 rebounds. Arizona didn't have an answer for the versatile forward throughout the contest, and he was the deciding factor in the Badgers' victory.

Kaminsky's ability to dominate the boards, slice through defenses in the paint and consistently knock down buckets from behind the arc makes him one of the most feared players remaining in the tournament.

He'll have a tough matchup ahead against Randle and Co.; however, if he starts the game with a hot hand, Wisconsin could quickly find itself in the finals.


Shabazz Napier, G, Connecticut

Napier has been a force throughout the 2014 NCAA tournament. He's scored at least 19 points in each of Connecticut's four contests so far.

The last time he met Florida, he connected on a buzzer-beating jumper to hand the Gators one of their two losses on the season.

Even though Florida has one of the most stout defensive units in college hoops, Napier's explosiveness allows him to shine. Not only did he record that buzzer-beater in December, but he also accumulated 26 points against the Gators that day.

Florida has been the most dominant team in the tournament thus far; although, Napier has the confidence and momentum to take down the Gators for a second time.


Scottie Wilbekin, G, Florida

If the Gators are going to keep pace with Napier and Connecticut's high-octane offense, they'll need a big performance from Wilbekin.

Luckily for Florida, he's been on a major hot streak of late.

During his Elite Eight contest against Dayton, Wilbekin stole the show, posting 23 points while hitting 3 of 5 attempts from downtown.

Wilbekin is not only a scoring machine, but he orchestrates Florida's offense with precision. His responsibility is to ensure that his teammates are in the correct positions on both ends of the court.

This has led to plenty of efficiency and second-chance attempts for the Gators.

Expect Wilbekin to have a major hand in the outcome of Saturday's contest.


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