Kentucky has gone from the No. 1 team in the preseason polls to a shaky No. 8 seed in March Madness in 2014, then bounced all the way back to earn a Final Four trip.
After beating three consecutive conference champions, the freshmen-driven Wildcats face a veteran Wisconsin squad led by surprise tourney hero Frank Kaminsky.
Kaminsky and the Badgers’ slowdown offense will provide a very different kind of challenge for John Calipari’s young roster. Andrew Harrison and the aggressive Wildcats defenders must be ready to work for 35 seconds on every possession Saturday night, or else the high-precision Badgers shooters will pick them apart.
Read on for more on the unique problems of facing Wisconsin’s attack, along with three more key elements of a game plan that will earn Kentucky a spot in the national title game.