No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Louisville
The skinny: This is the matchup that we all wanted, but not many people expected. Obviously, we thought Kentucky would make the Final Four, because the Wildcats are freaking incredible. As Charles Barkley put it, they could probably beat the Toronto Raptors or Charlotte Bobcats. While I don’t necessarily agree, they probably could. Louisville, on the other hand, is a team possessed, and the Cardinals got themselves the rematch that they wanted badly.
What you need to know about Kentucky: In between their two losses this season, the Wildcats won 24 consecutive games. That includes a 7-point win over Louisville on New Year’s Eve. Again, Kentucky is the devil’s team, destined to win on the power of John Calipari’s pure evil.
What you need to know about Louisville: The Cardinals are not nearly as good as Kentucky. But I’ll be damned if they don’t play like they are.
Who should win: Kentucky.
Who will win: Kentucky. By less than 10 again. And it will be close. So sayeth the gods of guessing.