The 2012 Final Four tips off with a matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats, commonly referred to as "The Civil War", being as both teams are from Kentucky, The Bluegrass State. Louisville earned a four-seed in the NCAA tournament and made their way through the 2012 NCAA Tournament beating Davidson, narrowly escaping New Mexico, beating up on Michigan State, and needing a big-time comeback against the Florida Gators to move on to the Final Four.
The Wildcats earn a one-seed for the NCAA tournament and have shown why the whole way through the tournament thus far. Kentucky has demolished every team they have faced so far in the tournament, beating up on Western Kentucky, Iowa State, pulling away from Indiana, and beating up on Baylor. Kentucky lost only twice all season, falling to Indiana and Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament and right now look like a team focused on the NCAA Championship.
Saturday's game between the two teams is the fifth time they will match up in the NCAA tournament, splitting the first four games.
Game Time: 6:09 PM ET, March 31, 2012
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, LA
TV Coverage: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr
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