Kentucky - UConn NCAA Championship game sums up March Madness

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Players, fans, analysts, coaches, and the whole of North America is preparing for the final game of what was been a truly mad March.

In just a few hours no. 7 seeded University of Connecticut face no. 8 seeded University of Kentucky at Dallas' AT&T Stadium in the 2014 NCAA Championship game.

Just a year ago both team's had spent the month of March doing their best to avoid television screens as they sat out the tournament as a whole - UConn for academic incredulity, and UK after a sub-par season.

And this time around both teams were given little more than an outside chance of reaching the Final Four before the tournament began, yet they have both made it through to the final game - beating off the supposed best that college basketball has to offer in the process.

Both teams entered the postseason tournament after inconsistent, and fairly uninspiring seasons, but as any March Madness veteran will tell you, that means little when tournament play begins.

Kevin Ollie has led his Huskies past seemingly every pre-tournament hyped team.

From no. 2 Villanova and the fancied Michigan State Spartans to a truly magnificent 63-53 win over favorites the Florida Gators they have overcome all in their path in this year's Cinderella story.

The University of Kentucky, despite being seeded lower than their Championship game opponents, would be hard pressed to claim themselves a cinderella story though.

Everyone knew that if coach John Calipari could find a formula to harness the undoubtable talents at his disposal they could be a force to be reckoned with.

And with Julias Randle playing himself up NBA draft boards with a number of faultless displays, and Aaron Harrison proving himself to be the clutchest of clutch players with three buzzer-beaters in a row for the Wildcats, they have been able to do so when it matters most.

The highlight of their run to the final game was a tense, technical, and truly astounding game against previously unbeaten Wichita State in a Sweet 16 match up that wouldn't have looked out of place in the NBA.

Both team's have lived on the edge at times to make it to this stage, but that is the beauty of the NCAA tournament.

And tonight when the two sets of players lace up for what is the final game in college basketball for many of them, they will do so knowing that they could make history by the end of Monday night.

If the Wildcats come out on top they will equal the effort of no. 8 seeded Villanova 29 years ago, while the Huskies can become the first ever no. 7 seed to win it all.

It is set up to be a great game of basketball and you would be foolish to miss out as both teams set out to put the final piece in the jigsaw that has been 2014 March Madness.

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