2012 NCAA Championship Game Prediction

Posted: March 31, 2012 by Shawn in NCAA Basketball, Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats beat their arch rivals, the Louisville Cardinals, in the first Final Four game Saturday night, and are the clear cut favorites to be cutting down the net on Monday night. Kentucky took command of the game from the start against the Cardinals, but were unable to pull away until the last few minutes when it became a dunk-fest for future number one pick, freshman Anthony Davis.

Davis will be the key on Monday night because he will be going up against Thomas Robinson and the Kansas Jayhawks who just barely squeaked by Ohio State in their Final Four game. Bill Self has worked his magic once again with this Kansas team getting to the NCCA Championship for the second time in four years. Kansas will try to be physical with Kentucky in the post, specifically Davis in the post, but I don’t believe it will be able to slow down the Wildcats. This game will be a rematch of four years ago for the coaches (when Calipari was coaching Memphis) when Kansas won after miracle shot by Mario Chalmers in the final seconds to force over time.

I just can’t see coach Calipari losing another title game (especially to Self), and this might be his last chance to win one because over the past week the rumor-mill has started saying that he is the front runner for becoming the New York Knicks head coach next season (he will likely not go, because once again he has the top recruiting class in all college basketball). Also he has his kids playing harder than anyone else and when you add that up with their superior talent it seems like a no-brainer. Whenever everyone is leaning one way I usually go towards the other but Kentucky’s last two games vs Baylor and Louisville showed how superior they are in talent, speed, and effort.

Im predicting Kentucky to win it all 72-64.

Leave your comments on what you think the winner will be below.

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