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NCAA championship game
Connecticut and Kentucky will face off in the 2014 NCAA tournament title game. Kentucky barely held off Wisconsin in a thrilling game that came down to the final shot, while Connecticut engineered a stunning comeback against Florida after falling behind by double-digits early in the first half. Both teams had low seeds entering the tournament, but they're no strangers to championship matches -- Connecticut won the tournament in 2011, while Kentucky did so in 2012. Which team will win it all?
Andrew Wiggins making right call?
Andrew Wiggins announced Monday that he's leaving for the NBA draft, making official what most had expected for months. Wiggins, who just finished his freshman season with the Kansas Jayhawks, is expected to be a top-three pick, with Chad Ford ranking him No. 1. Wiggins did, however, finish the year on a sour note, scoring only four points in his team's round-of-32 defeat to Stanford. Is this the right move for Wiggins?
pollcenter:category=5169+andrewwigginsmakingrightcall?Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY SportsUConn celebrated reaching the Final Four, but apologized for busting Barack Obama's bracket.
President Barack Obama, like a decent portion of SportsNation, pegged the Michigan State Spartans to overcome their No. 4 seed and win the 2014 NCAA tournament. The seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies, however, had other ideas, holding off Sparty 60-54 on Sunday to reach the Final Four. And while their players and fans celebrated wildly, their official Twitter account didn't forget the Commander-in-Chief's pick:
Sorry about busting your bracket @BarackObama... We have room on our bandwagon if you're interested— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) March 30, 2014
What about you? Do the Huskies owe you an apology, too? Or another team?
Julius Randle? Scottie Wilbekin? Shabazz Napier? Frank Kaminsky? It's anyone's guess who will win this year's NCAA tournament Final Four Most Outstanding Player award. Here's a question you can answer now: Who are the past 10 recipients of this honor? We'll only give you the vaguest of hints: Some have gone on to experience massive NBA success, others have become solid role players, and a few didn't quite pan out.
How many can you get right? Take our quiz below to see!