[7] CONNECTICUT (23-12) VS. [1] FLORIDA (36-2)

5:09 p.m. Saturday in Arlington, Texas • TBS




Coach: Kevin Ollie, second season (50-18)

Star: Senior guard Shabazz Napier was a first-team All-America selection and the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, leading the Huskies in scoring (18.1), rebounds (5.9), assists (4.9) and steals (1.7).

Skinny: Connecticut isn’t deep, with four starters averaging at least 33 minutes per game in the NCAA tournament. But besides the heart-stopping Napier, the Huskies have other stars in DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright.



Coach: Billy Donovan, 18th season (486-188)

Star: Scottie Wilbekin averaged 16.8 points in being selected South Regional Most Outstanding Player. The senior guard, who was suspended at the start of the season, also was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

Skinny: The Gators have won 30 consecutive games, a streak that dates to a Dec. 2 loss at UConn. With four seniors in the rotation, Florida is one of the most experienced teams in the country. The frontcourt is versatile.

[2] WISCONSIN (30-7) VS. [8] KENTUCKY (28-10)

7:49 p.m. Saturday in Arlington, Texas • TBS




Coach: Bo Ryan, 13th season (321-120)

Star: Frank Kaminsky has carried the Badgers this far, the 7-foot junior leading Wisconsin in NCAA tournament games in scoring (18.5) and rebounding (6.0). He is a big man who can play inside and hit three three-pointers.

Skinny: These Badgers not only take care of the ball, but they score as well. Their average of 73.9 points per game is their highest since 1994. Six players led the team in scoring this season, and each of them did it at least three times.



Coach: John Calipari, fifth season (151-36)

Star: Julius Randle led the nation in double-doubles with 24, including in each NCAA tournament game. The Midwest Regional’s Most Outstanding Player is shooting 49.9 percent for the season and is averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds.

Skinny: The freshman-loaded preseason No. 1 fell out of the Top 25 near the end of the regular season, but Randle stayed steady, twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison started taking care of the ball and the entire roster picked it up on the defensive end.