After Kansas' defeat against Northern Iowa yesterday, Kentucky's spirits raised a mile. They knew that one of the main components standing in their way had just gotten eliminated. They could sense that their number one goal, winning the National Championship, could have just gotten easier. But, they realize that they still have plenty of work to do, because they have seen anything can happen, even when it is least expected. Here are four reasons I believe Kentucky will by the national champions once they year comes to a close.
1-John Wall: He is one of the most versatile players in college basketball. He can beat you to the hoop with his blazing speed, or he can sit at the 3-point line and drain three pointers. He has also shown that he is one of the most clutch players in college basketball. One example of this was during the SEC Championship game when he hit a 3-pointer in OT to put Kentucky up for good.
2-DeMarcus Cousins: He has been establishing himself as one of the top centers in the country, and he is only a freshman. Over the course of the season, he has averaged a double-double. He may not be the best scorer on the team, but his rebounding is a key asset to this team. With a superb front-court and Cousins down low, Kentucky can stretch a defense out, which is a main reason for their success this year.
3-John Calipari: He is simply one of the top coaches in college basketball. He led Memphis, a C-USA team, to be noticed as one of the premiere programs in the country. And, it looks like he will bring that same dominance to Kentucky. Even if you have top-notch players, it takes superb coaching to have your team at such a high level as what Calipari did at Memphis, and is now doing at Kentucky.
4-They are confident: Once DeMarcus Cousins hit that buzzer-beater to send Kentucky into overtime against Mississippi State; the teams' confidence got sparked. Since then, they have completely dominated. They beat Mississippi State in OT, and have flown past their two opponents in the NCAA Tournament. They know that if they continue to play at such a dominating level, there are only a handful of teams who can even be competitive with them.