And amid all the hype, I'll take Kentucky over Louisville. While I think the defense of Pitino's team will put a damper on the Wildcat offense (and Kentucky has had difficulty at times this year against teams with great size) I think in the end the superior talent of Kentucky carries them through.

The other game, Ohio State against the Jayhawks of Kansas, isn't fraught with nearly the same kind of intrigue. Two historic programs, to be sure, and both outstanding teams this year, but there's no bad blood down deep in the mountains of a shared state in this game. In that matchup, I believe the superior combo of Withey and Robinson will simply prove to be too much for Ohio State. Sullinger is a great player, but Jeff Withey has the size to guard him straight up, and that's just what's going to happen. With Sullinger and Withey locked up, the Buckeyes will have no answer for Robinson, who has a huge game of his own, staying in lockstep with Davis as the draft approaches.

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Edward Jones Dome

701 Convention Plaza St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Category: Sports and Recreation

Region: St. Louis - Washington Avenue

The championship game? It's a toss up, but I picked Kentucky to win it all back when filling out my bracket for the office pool, and I'm going to stick with it now. It's the only thing that can save my bracket after two of the three "golden rules" of tourney selection let me down.

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