5* FINAL FOUR BLUE CHIP GAME OF THE YEAR
Louisville vs. Kentucky,
03/31/2012 18:09 EDT,
Score: 61 - 69
Point Spread: -8½/-107 Kentucky
5* FINAL FOUR BLUE CHIP GAME OF THE YEAR: Kentucky -8.5
This may seem like a lot of points to lay on a team this late in the tournament, but Kentucky is favored by 8.5 for good reason. The Wildcats are the most talented team in the country, and they have showed it so far in the tournament. They have won all four of their games in the South region by double-digits. They ended up beating Baylor by just 12-points, but that game was over midway thru the first half.
Kentucky knocked off Louisville 69-62 during the regular season, which is why a lot of people are on the Cardinals to cover the spread this time around. However, Louisville's press was something a lot of the Kentucky players hadn't seen before. As a result, Kentucky shot just 29% (17 of 57)from the field and just 3-16 from long distance. Kentucky is simply too talented to expect similar numbers this time around.
This Kentucky team is a much better TEAM than the previous groups they have sent out in years past. The players that are there truly want to win it all. They aren't selfish and they get it after it defensively, something that has lacked in previous seasons for Kentucky. BET THE WILDCATS!