7 Facts About The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four

Time:

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers plays on April 4 8:49 p.m

Michigan State Spartans vs. Duke Blue Devils plays on April 4 6:09 p.m

You can catch the games on TBS

Kentucky:

Kentucky is 38-0.

Kentucky is number one in adjusted defensive efficiency.

The Wildcats feature five players who could go in the first round of this year’s NBA draft including Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kentucky is beating opponents by an average margin of 20.8 points.

The last team to finish a perfect season and win the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship was the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers coached by Hall of Famer Bobby Knight.

Kentucky has reached the Final Four under John Calipari in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In 2011, they lost to UConn in the National Semifinal. In 2012, they defeated Kansas to win the National Championship. In 2014, Kentucky lost to UConn in the National Championship Game.

Kentucky has the deepest bench.

Wisconsin:

Wisconsin is number one in adjusted offense efficiency.

Frank Kaminsky averages 18 points and shooting 55 percent from the field. He is a 7-foot senior power-forward, who is the top pick in this year’s draft. He is nicknamed “The Moose.”

Wisconsin was the number one ranked team in the West

Sam Dekker averages 14 points and shooting 52.6 percent from the field.

During the tournament Wisconsin is averaging 8 turnovers and shooting 55.6 percent.

Green Bay Packers starting Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a huge fan.

Michigan State:

Magic Johnson and Jemele Hill both attended MSU.

They are the number 7th seed in the East Region.

$3,893,954 per year salary puts Head Coach Tom Izzo as the No. 6 highest paid NCAA men’s basketball coach.

They share and move the ball and play best when in transition.

Duke:

Mike Krzyzewski is the highest paid NCAA men’s basketball coach making $9.68 million.

Jahlil Okafor averages 17.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and shooting 67 percent from the field.

Duke is the only team in the nation, featuring three freshmen scoring in double figures, with Okafor, Winslow and Jones.

Marshall Plumlee has two brothers who are NBA draftees named Miles and Mason.

Rematch:

Badgers and Wildcats played each other last year in the final four. Kentucky pulled away with a 74-73 victory.

Championship game:

Monday April 6 @ 9:18 pm

All times are in Eastern Time

Published by: Daphnie Auguste

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