The 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four takes place this Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Here are the match-ups as well as the latest spreads via Covers.com.
6:09 p.m.—Florida vs. Connecticut +6, over/under 126.5
8:49 p.m.—Kentucky vs. Wisconsin +1.5, over/under 139
Both games will broadcast on TBS.
Here are some facts and figures on the Final Four.
This marks Kentucky’s 16th Final Four berth. Connecticut and Florida are making their fifth appearance while Wisconsin is doing it for the third time. North Carolina and UCLA hold the record with 18 appearances all-time. Michigan State has been to the Final Four eight times while Michigan has gone seven times.
In the last ten years, Connecticut has been to the Final Four on four occasions. Here are the rest of the teams that have made it in the past ten seasons (counting this year):
North Carolina, Louisville, Michigan State, Florida, UCLA and Kentucky—3
Ohio State, Duke, Kansas and Butler—2
Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Illinois, LSU, George Mason, Georgetown, Memphis, Villanova, West Virginia, VCU, Michigan, Syracuse, Wichita State and Wisconsin—1
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The Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten have been to the Final Four three times in the past decade. Those seasons were 2005, 2009 and 2010.
The Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten have been to the Final Four just once in the past decade and that in 2013. They fell to Louisville in the National Championship.
The Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten are making their first trip to the Final Four in he past decade. The Badgers battle Kentucky on Saturday night.
The VCU Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conference have been to the Men's NCAA Basketball Final Four just once in the past ten years came in 2011.
The Connecticut Huskies of the American Athletic Conference have four Final Four berths in the past ten years. Those seasons are 2014, 2011, 2009 and 2004