‘NCAA Tournament 2017’ News And Updates: Get Ready For A Thrilling Clash Between Kentucky-UCLA

By Jeff Thompson - 24 Mar '17 17:52PM

The South regional semifinal match between Kentucky-UCLA is one of the most anticipated games in the season. Both the teams have displayed an excellent performance in the season and considering the players and their consistent performance, the match would bring a lot of spectators and mostly expecting a close encounter.

Both the teams have some projected NBA Drafts for the game. It includes TJ Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, and Lonzo Ball from UCLA, and De'Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk from Kentucky. The overall statistics of the UCLA stands at 31-4, even Kentucky also showed an equally competitive number of 31-5. The points per game for UCLA is the second best in the season, and it has the best field goal percentage. Kentucky has a consistent record of winning 13 games consecutively, the longest streak of any team that is left in the tournament.

While coming to the performance, both the teams are known for straight attacks without squandering with the ball. Bruins have an excellent offense like always, and it is great to watch the players' movements. But, the defense of Kentucky is not far behind, and they can block the attacks of Ball and team. If that happens, the last laugh would be on the Kentucky benches. Interestingly, the game is considered to be a fight between Ball and Fox. It could be a great chance for the fans to watch the clash between the NBA Drafts from both the teams.

The Wildcats will be looking for payback fot the loss it faced from the Bruins in a track meet in the season. If Monk and friends could possess the ball for a longer time, Bruins will struggle to make consistent attacks at the Wildcats side. On the other hand, Ball has grown as a consistent shooter with great vision and scores whenever the team requires. Altogether, UCLA has a balanced attacking front, and six of its players are averaged in double numbers.

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