The 2014 Final Four NCAA basketball match-ups are scheduled for today, as all eyes will be focused on the heart of Texas. Interestingly enough, only one of the four teams here was predicted by many experts and fans, while the other three have defied the odds. The Florida Gators were many experts pick to win the NCAA Title, but the Huskies of Connecticut are poised to pull off an upset.
According to a Sportsline report on April 5, the last time the Gators lost was to the Huskies back on Dec. 2. Since then Florida has rolled off 23 consecutive wins. Florida may have been the No. 1 overall seed in this tournament, but they will have their hands full today vs. a Huskies team that is coming off a huge upset over Michigan State in last weekend's Elite Eight round.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan knows how to win. His climb to Wisconsin was a long one yet a very successful one. Now in his 13th season as the Badgers front man, Ryan has lead the Badgers to the Final Four for the first time. Winning a National Championship would look very nice on his already outstanding resume that includes four national titles at Division III Wisconsin-Platteville.
Bo does things his way, and most of the times his way works best!
''Frank Sinatra, wasn't that the song? We did it our way?'' Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. ''Everybody's doing it their way. If you're a coach and here's the landscape, you do it the best way you can.''
Both of the games should be classics.
UCONN may be a No. 7 seed and Kentucky a No. 8, but those numbers mean nothing now. If all four teams play their best, both of these games may come down to the final shot.
Here is a look at the Final Four facts:
- Game 1: Florida (-7) vs. UCONN -- 6:09 p.m. EST
- Game 2: Kentucky (-2) vs. Wisconsin -- 8:49 p.m. EST