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Sully's Court: Previewing Saturday's NCAA semifinals.

Posted by Joe Sullivan, Globe Staff  March 30, 2012 05:44 PM

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A preview of Saturday’s national semifinals

Kentucky (36-2) vs. Louisville (30-9)

If Louisville wins it will be one of the great upsets in NCAA history. Maybe not quite on the level of NC State beating Houston in 1983 but big. Kentucky is the most talented team in the tournament. Anthony Davis was just named national player of the year but in the past few games I think Michael Kidd Gilchrist has been the best player. The Wildcats should win fairly easily. Louisville’s chance is to slow the pace, make every possession important. The Cardinals’ guards Peyton Siva and Russ Smith have to play great. Louisville has to rebound aggressively.

Ohio State (31-7) vs. Kansas (31-6)

Ohio State played very well in Boston, winning two tough games. The Buckeyes are well-coached, well-balanced, play good defense, hit the boards, and depth is decent. Point guard Aaron Craft will drive Kansas’ Tayshaun Taylor to distraction. Kansas can match Ohio State’s muscle with its big guys, Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey. The Jayhawks need to pound it inside. Expect Ohio State to control the pace, fight hard in the paint against Kansas’ big guys and pull out a clear decision.

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