Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 in the 2014 national semifinals, and Wisconsin is one of the few teams in the country that has the size to matchup with the Wildcats in this Final Four.
Frank Kaminsky (photo above) is a 7-footer. Sam Dekker is 6-foot-9. Nigel Hayes is 6-foot-8. Duje Dukan, their first player off the bench, is 6-foot-8. And if that’s not enough, Wisconsin is also one of the best teams in the country on the defensive glass, giving up offensive rebounds on just 23.9 percent of an opponents’ missed shots.
Kentucky will still be bigger than the Badgers — they’re bigger than most NBA teams — but you won’t be seeing Kentucky simply dump the ball into their posts on every possession the way they did against Notre Dame. Karl-Anthony Towns is going to have to work harder if he wants to get those 25 points.