Final Four 2014: Updated Bracket, Last-Minute Predictions for Saturday's Games

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 5, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30:  Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates Julius Randle #30 and Dakari Johnson #44 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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In the famous words of Mills Lane, "Let's get it on!"

The Final Four is finally upon us. The long, arduous journeys for Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Kentucky have come down to this. Two teams will advance to the coveted finals, while the other two will go home empty handed.

Saturday's contests are sure to bring the most adrenaline-filled, high-octane action that we've seen to date. This is surely an event that you don't want to miss.

So, do yourself a favor. Drop everything, locate a TV or computer and get your popcorn ready, as these teams square off in two wild showdowns on Saturday.

Let's take a look at the updated 2014 NCAA tournament bracket and predict how each of these matchups will unfold once the dust settles.


Updated Bracket

The full 2014 NCAA tournament bracket can be found on


Final Four Predictions

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 29:  Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators reacts after hitting a shot against the Dayton Flyers during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee
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2014 NCAA Tournament Final Four Predictions
Team 1Team 2Pick
No. 1 FloridaNo. 7 ConnecticutFlorida
No. 2 WisconsinNo. 8 KentuckyKentucky
Sean O'Donnell's Predictions

We have an all-SEC final on our hands.

The Florida Gators have easily been the tournament's most dominant team to this point. The reason the team has found so much success is due to its versatility.

Florida has the big men capable of dominating the boards on both ends of the court—nabbing defensive rebounds and attacking the glass on offense. When he's not aggressively slicing into the paint, Florida's Scottie Wilbekin is banging jumpers and bucketing threes from all over the court.

This is a team with a great amount of depth and chemistry. That goes a long way this late in the tournament.

Connecticut features the exhilarating Shabazz Napier. He was instrumental in defeating Florida when these two teams faced off in December. Napier is on a hot streak right now, scoring at least 19 points in each of his four tournament contests.

Although, he's been a one-man show for Connecticut, and the Huskies simply won't be able to keep up with the depth of the Gators this time around.

How much fun have the Kentucky Wildcats been having lately?

This group of talented freshmen have been maturing with each passing game. The Wildcats have built a solid chemistry that shows up in a big way on the court.

Julius Randle and Co. continue to dominate the boards on both ends of the court. The Wildcats big men have a knack for collecting numerous offensive boards and allowing the team many second-chance opportunities.

However, this team is only one-dimensional by any means. Aaron Harrison continues to knock down threes in a frenzy. His jumper from behind the arc with three seconds left against Michigan in the Elite Eight was a thing of beauty.

Wisconsin has been a solid team lately. Its strength is versatile forward Frank Kaminsky; however, that's also its weakness.

Kaminsky doesn't have a strong supporting cast, and the team can find it difficult to match up against a deep, fast, athletic Wildcats squad on Saturday.