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UCLA vs Kentucky NCAA March Madness Preview

By Nate Burns - 7 years ago in More Sports News

UCLA vs Kentucky
NCAA March Madness!

#3 UCLA vs #2 Kentucky
6:39 PT at FedExForum

To watch UCLA and Kentucky play is like taking a peek into the future of the NBA. Both teams have several prospects, some of which will be in the league next year. These two teams met earlier this season, and UCLA knocked off UK who was ranked number 1 at the time. UK’s 42 game home win streak was snapped that night, and in 8 seasons that was only Coach John Calipari’s 5th loss at home. UK would love to avenge that loss, and showcase their star freshman Malik Monk, De’aaron Fox, and Edrice (Bam) Adebayo. Monk poured in 24 points, and Fox had 20 that night as the young Wildcats fought hard. Adebayo has NBA scouts salivating over his size and athleticism, with some comparing him to a young Dwight Howard.

For all the freshmen talent Kentucky has, Lonzo Ball is one of the best freshman in the country right now. Ball leads the nation in assists, and is an almost unstoppable floor general. Combine him with Sr SG Bryce Alford’s 3 point shooting and you have possibly the best backcourt in the country. Historically, the better backcourt wins in this tournament, and the nod goes to UCLA here. They are also more experienced at other positions, and freshman TJ Leaf can be an impact player any game. Vegas has this game at even, but it looks to me like UCLA has the edge with the number 1 scoring offense, and a slightly better defense than UK.


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