No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 7 UConn: National Championship Preview and Prediction

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2014

In a college basketball season where experts agreed that 15-20 different schools could win the national title, we get an unpredictable championship matchup with a No. 7 seed facing off against a No. 8 for the first time in history.

Kentucky's path to Arlington, Texas has been interesting to say the least—starting the year as the No. 1 team in the country and then struggling mightily at times throughout the season. But the Wildcats have acquitted themselves well, beating Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin, in that order. 

For the Huskies, a team not even allowed to participate in last year's postseason, 2014 is starting to look more and more like 2011, when Kemba Walker took over the NCAA tournament to earn a title for the Huskies. Shabazz Napier is doing the same thing this year, but he has gotten help from DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright, among others.  

Both teams head into the title game feeling very confident in getting that last victory. Find out who hoists the trophy in this video, and leave your prediction below.