The final four remaining teams in college basketball prepare for the ultimate challenge this Saturday in Houston, Texas, as these four groups battle for the chance to win the national championship title. No top seed made it to the national semifinal round, as the seeds this tournament range from No. 3 UConn to No. 11 VCU.
Let’s take a look at the four teams before starting our NCAA basketball betting to learn a bit more about each.
From Lexington, Kentucky, the Wildcats play in the Southeastern Conference. Led by the efforts of Brandon Knight, Kentucky defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 76-69 to qualify for the Final Four.
Fast Facts – Kentucky averages 75.4 points per game and shoots over 46 percent from the floor.
Although the Arizona Wildcats had multiple opportunities, they couldn’t finish and the Huskies will make the trip to Houston after the 65-63 win. From Storrs, Connecticut, the Huskies are led by Kemba Walker, the team’s leading scorer who put up 20 points in the win over Arizona. After finishing ninth in the Big East conference, the team is making a surprise run to the Final Four under coach Jim Calhoun.
Fast Facts – UConn is 5-0 SU in its last five games, whereas the total has gone Under in four of their last five outings.
Virginia Commonwealth Rams
In unprecedented play, the Rams have defeated the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks en route to Houston for their Final Four matchup. From the Colonial Athletic Association, many betting experts believed that VCU didn’t even deserve a spot in the Big Dance, but coach Shaka Smart and his players have proven everyone wrong. From Richmond, Virginia, eleventh-seeded VCU was led by Jamie Skeen with 26 points in the Kansas shocker.
Fast Facts – VCU allows more average total rebounds to its opponents than the team averages per game, and also has a lower field goal percentage than it allows its opponents.
For the second straight season, the Bulldogs from Indianapolis are unlikely visitors to the Final Four. Coached by Brad Stevens, Butler defeated Florida 74-71, led by Shelvin Mack’s 27 points to reach the Final Four. After finishing first in the Horizon League, the Bulldogs are making another run at the national championship.
Fast Facts – Butler is 5-0 SU in its last five games. The total has gone Under in seven of their last eight matchups.
NCAA basketball betting fans can find all the pertinent information about each team, betting trends, statistics and more in the Sportsbook all week long, leading up to the Saturday action.