Kentucky and UConn are the final two combatants standing in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The last team to defeat Kentucky in the tournament was UConn. We all remember that 56-55 loss to the Huskies.
Connecticut, like Kentucky, wasn’t the choice of many to be playing for the title when the selections were made and brackets began to be filled out. Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright made sure everyone took note.
They are a small backcourt duo but they play big. They average a combined 30 points, a surprising 9.3 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. They just beat Florida for a second time and harassed SEC Player of the Year Scottie into a dreadful ( four points on 2-9 shooting, one assist, three turnovers) performance.
The Harrison twins’ will hope their size is able to offset Napier and Boatright’s quickness. Dominique Hawkins and Jarrod Polson must be ready the minute they hit the floor too. All four have to stay locked in and refuse to get frustrated. If they are disrupted into committing a few turnovers they must move on to the next play and look to make a good decision.
It shapes up to be a nice match up and will go a long way to deciding who cuts down the nets when it’s all said and done.