Final Four 2014: Updated Bracket and Player Stat Predictions for Semifinals

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Final Four 2014: Updated Bracket and Player Stat Predictions for Semifinals
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A plethora of talent will be on display when Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky take the court in the 2014 NCAA tournament's Final Four on Saturday.

These two showdowns figure to provide some of the most intense, high-octane action that we've seen up until this point in the tournament.

Each team has several standout players who are sure to be heavy factors in each contest's outcome. Let's take a look at the updated tournament bracket and pinpoint which of these athletes will come away with stellar performances Saturday.

 

Updated Bracket

The full 2014 NCAA tournament bracket can be found on CBSSports.com.

 

Player Stat Predictions

Scottie Wilbekin, G, Florida

Scottie Wilbekin has been the driving force in Florida's dominating 2014 run. He's been lighting up scoreboards and orchestrating the team on both ends of the court. Each of the Gators players have found success due to Wilbekin's leadership.

Aggressive in the paint and devastating from downtown, Wilbekin is dynamic and fun to watch. He should post some serious numbers when he meets Connecticut in the Final Four.

Scottie Wilbekin Projected Stats vs. Connecticut
Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
21 2 4 0 3

Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

 

Shabazz Napier, G, Connecticut

Shabazz Napier handed the Gators one of their two losses on the season when Connecticut faced Florida back in December. His buzzer-beating jumper and 26-point performance sealed the victory for the Huskies.

There's no reason to believe Napier won't recreate that same success this time around.

Over his four NCAA tournament contests, Napier hasn't recorded less than 19 points in a single game. He's riding some great momentum and has a hot hand entering his Final Four matchup with the Gators.

Expect him to flourish from downtown and record some dazzling buckets when driving into the paint.

Shabazz Napier Projected Stats vs. Florida
Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
23 5 0 1 2

Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

 

Frank Kaminsky, F, Wisconsin

Frank Kaminsky was a one-man show against the Arizona Wildcats in his Elite Eight matchup. He lit up the scoreboard early and often, posting 28 points and adding 11 rebounds against a Wildcats team that had no answer for him.

Kentucky has some great big men on the interior, however, Kaminsky is one of the nation's most versatile players. He can get the tough points in the paint but also has a great stroke from behind the arc.

Frank Kaminsky Projected Stats vs. Kentucky
Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
20 8 1 1 0

Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

 

Julius Randle, F, Kentucky

Julius Randle is a double-double machine. During the Wildcats' Elite Eight matchup against Michigan, Randle recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds for his 24th double-double on the season.

He'll have his hands full on the defensive end, as he should be matched up on Kaminsky, but Randle's aggressiveness will allow him to continue his success in the paint.

Each time Randle takes the court, a double-double seems like a certainty. That notion will ring true once again when he faces Wisconsin in the Final Four.

Julius Randle Projected Stats vs. Wisconsin
Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
14 11 2 1 1

Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

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