How badly does the NCAA (and CBS!) wish the Final Four could be re-seeded? On this side of the bracket, two programs that sell themselves, stocked with stars and including the player who might be college basketball's most-well-known first-name-only scorer by Tuesday morning.
Kemba Walker vs. Brandon Knight will be the duel of the weekend, as Knight won't have a chance to spend the first half warming up as is custom. Expect Walker to score early and often -- can Knight and company keep up?
Game time, TV schedule, location: April 2 at 8:30 pm ET, CBS, Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Winner gets the winner of the 6 pm ET VCU-Butler game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament final on April 4, also at Reliant.
Odds, spread, and over/under: Kentucky's -115 at Bodog, and UConn's +110, while the line has hovered right around the -2 mark all week, with the Wildcats barely favored. The over/under started at 142 and has been slowly inching downward, resting at 140 the last I checked.
Predictions: John Calipari becomes a perfect career 1-0 in Final Four games. And taking the under, unless it creeps down any further. Each of these teams has only played one game in this tournament that has surpassed 140 points. There's a lot of firepower here, but we're still talking about a SEC team vs. a Big East team.
For more on this game, Kentucky fans should visit A Sea Of Blue and Team Speed Kills. UConn fans should join The UConn Blog.