uconn kentucky 2014

The 2014 national basketball championship of the NCAA Tournament will go underway Monday night, as No. 7 seed UConn will take on the No. 8 seed Kentucky Wildcats.

Both teams had amazing journeys to get here.

The Huskies were able to top Florida in the 2014 Final Four, even trailing 16-4 at one point in the game. The Wildcats also faced similar feats when they defeated Wisconsin, thanks to to the heroics of Aaron Harrison once again.

This game looks to be classic. Here are 10 cool facts about this year's game and both teams for the 2014 national basketball championship.

Kevin Ollie has a 5-0 record in the NCAA Tournament

kevin ollie april 2014

It's only his second year of coaching and this is his first year coaching in the tournament.

Aaron Harrison has had three straight games where he's hit game-winning shots

aaron harrison april 2014 final four

First, it was Louisville:


Then, it was Michigan:


And it was then Wisconsin on Saturday night:


Looks like Dakari Johnson was right about this kid. We'll see if Harrison has a chance of going 4-4 on Monday night regarding heroics and being clutch.

Kentucky is in the tournament for second time in three years under John Calipari


This man knows how to win.

Kentucky has now won 11 straight tournament games


They weren't in the tournament last year.

Kentucky's last loss in the tournament was to UConn


2011 Final Four.

Kentucky is the first team to have starting lineup of all freshmen in the championship since 1992 Michigan team

kentucky fab 5

The new "Fab Five"?

Kentucky had 40-1 odds of making it to the title game

aaron harrison three pointer game winner march 2014

On the other hand, UConn had 100-1 odds

uconn michigan state march 2014

This is the highest-seeded tournament game

kevin ollie john calipari

No. 7 seed UConn and No. 8 seed Kentucky have the highest combined seeds in title game since seeding began in 1979.

There was a .078 percent chance of this game happening

uconn kentucky 2014



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