Get hyped, it’s Kentucky vs. Kansas for the NCAA National Championship!If you haven’t been paying attention (because, for real, who watches college hoops these days?), we’ve got you covered with a handy FAQ that should fill you in on the basics of tonight’s match-up.
Off we go.
Kentucky, by far. They’re 37-2 and have this guy Anthony Davis who’s going to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
So it’s going to be a blowout, boring.
Not necessarily. Kentucky plays pretty much all freshmen and sophomores, and history says young guys don’t win titles.
That isn’t much of an argument.
Well there’s more! Kansas faced a much harder road to the championship. They knocked off UNC and Ohio State — who are both way better than any team Kentucky has played in the tourney. So they’re more accustomed to this level of play.
Who does Kansas have?
Thomas Robinson is their main guy. He’s this big, high-energy power forward. They also have a guard named Tyshawn Taylor who’s really streaky and can score a lot of points sometimes.
How are they supposed to beat Kentucky with just two good players?
They have a few wild card guys. Jeff Withey is this humongous centre who blocks a lot of shots and is tricky around the rim. Elijah Johnson is a former high-school phenom who can break down the defence off the dribble. If Withey stays out of foul trouble and Johnson is able to get to the rim, they have a chance.
But Kentucky’s still going to kill them, right?
When’s it start?
9:20 p.m., on CBS.
Do I really need to watch though?
Honestly, probably not. But want to hear a brief pitch for why you should?
Kentucky is really fun to watch. They’re not just talented, they play as a cohesive, unselfish unit. They have five guys with specific roles that complement each other well. They’re like a mini NBA team in terms of style and composition.
Are you done?
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