4/4 – NCAA Final Four

6:05pm - 7 Michigan State vs. 1 Duke -5.5  O/U 138.5     Best Line Here

The Spartans are the party crashers in this Final Four as they come in as the only non-#1 seed still playing.  No matter, 7 seed Michigan State has been this far 7 times under coach Tom Izzo.  Good defense and good, experienced guard play (Trice and Valentine) are what has helped the Spartans get to this point.

The Blue Devils are here for the 12th time under Krzyzewski and have a win over MSU already this season - in the same venue, no less - as they beat the Spartans 81-71 back on Nov. 18.  Duke will have a size advantage led by Okafor, and really an overall talent advantage, too.

No blowout here, but the Devils are too much for the Spartans.

Duke 81  Michigan State 69

8:45pm - 1 Wisconsin vs. 1 Kentucky -5  O/U 131     Best Line Here

The Badgers nearly beat the Wildcats last year in this spot and get another crack at them tonight.  C Frank Kaminsky and F's Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes provide a formidable front line to match up with Kentucky's extremely tall bigs.

The undefeated Wildcats bring back the Harrison twins from last year's team, but it will be the first (and only) Final Four trip for several Kentucky freshmen.  As coach Calipari said, "We're undefeated, not perfect", they'll have to be close to perfect tonight against the veteran Badgers if they wish to continue their march towards history.

Kentucky has had a target on their back all season and have swatted away all challengers thus far.  It will be close, but I like the Wildcats to advance to Monday night's final.

Kentucky 74  Wisconsin 73

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