(1) Kentucky vs. (8) Iowa State: South Region
(1) Kentucky vs. (16) Western Kentucky: South Region
As every basketball junkie knows, KenPom.com is a treasure trove of college basketball information. I pored through the data to find four key factors that propelled recent Final Four teams to success, and teams that excel at those factors this year:
Who will make the deepest runs in the 2012 NCAA Tournament? Who will flop early? Which players will shine? Alongside of CollegeHoops.net's Official Prediction, our crack staff of college basketball gurus presents their March Madness picks.
The Kentucky Wildcats, as has been expected for quite some time, is the top overall seed and they will begin their (hopeful) journey to New Orleans on the floor of bitter rival Louisville. That won't be a problem however as Big Blue Nation likely planned months in advance for their first two games being at the KFC Yum! Center.