Why The 2015 Final Four Could Be Historic

Of all the years you’ve tuned out early because of a busted bracket, this is the year you don’t want to miss the Final Four. 

Not only do we get four top-tier programs, but we get two rematches which are sure to go down in thrilling fashion. No one could have wrote this up more perfect. 

John Calipari (who’s been to 4 to 6 Final Fours, depending on who you ask) will take his undefeated Kentucky team (38-0) against a very skilled Wisconsin squad led by future NBA draft pick Frank Kaminsky. UK is trying to become the first 40-0 team in history and the first undefeated champion since 1976 Indiana. However, Wisconsin lost to the Wildcats in last year’s Final Four by just one point. The Badgers will be out for blood in a game that will be watched by millions. Kentucky’s game against Notre Dame was the most viewed college basketball game in cable TV history after all.

On the other side of the bracket we have a real snoozer with Michigan State taking on Duke… It’s just two monster programs featuring two coaches who have nearly 20 Final Fours between them. Although Michigan State is a seven-seed, don’t expect them to be a tremendous underdog. They’re a team hot at the right time, led by Travis Trice, who’s been clutch down the stretch every game this month. Duke will need all their shooters ready to fire on all cylinders with star center Jahlil Okafor to pull off this win.

The national semifinals tip off Saturday with Michigan State vs. Duke at 5:09 CST, followed by Kentucky vs. Wisconsin at 7:49.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.

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