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Wisconsin stuns undefeated Kentucky to reach title game

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2007 New York Giants, say hello to the 2015 Wisconsin Badgers.

After another standout effort by the duo of Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, the Wisconsin Badgers were able to halt the undefeated run of the Kentucky Wildcats, 71-64, to advance to Monday’s national championship game.

The Wildcats finish the season two wins shy of an undefeated season, falling short of becoming the first team since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers to go unbeaten.

Wisconsin advances to take on the Duke Blue Devils, who are coming off an 81-61 blowout win over Michigan State.

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Final Four Preview: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

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Both Kentucky and Wisconsin are right back in the Final Four after meeting here a year ago.  Last year, The Wildcats were able to continue what was a great run in the tournament and beat the Badgers 74-73.  This year though, the Wildcats are supposed to be doing this.  This may be the best game of the entire tournament.

This game involves two first team All-Americans, and the potential first pick of the NBA draft … who isn’t one of the two All-Americans.

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Calipari’s storied career continues to rise

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It’s been a long way to the top for John Calipari.

After his fifth season at UK, Calipari’s overall on-court record is 597-166, giving him the third-highest winning percentage (.771) among active NCAA Division I coaches, trailing only Mark Few and Roy Williams. He is only one of two coaches that has led three different programs to the Final Four. He has led his teams to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Final Fours, three national title games and won one national title.

First, however, they have to beat Wisconsin Saturday night in the Final Four, and then they’re only one win away from perfection. Does this team have the talent to win Cal’s second NCAA Championship?

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