Kentucky's Brandon Knight (12) brings the ball up as teammate Terrence Jones, left, and North Carolina's John Henson, right, trail during the first half of the final of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East regional, Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
HOUSTON (AP) - Connecticut might not want to read too much into
its win over Kentucky four months ago as it heads into Saturday's
Final Four rematch.
The Wildcats are proving to be a more difficult task the second
Kentucky has avenged six of its eight losses this season,
including a win over North Carolina in last weekend's East regional
final. A seventh win would put the program in the national title
game for the first time since 1998.
Although the Wildcats say they try to use revenge as motivation,
they're hardly the same team they were in November, when the
Huskies won by 17 points in Hawaii.
Coach John Calipari says he doesn't approach the second meeting
with a team any different than the first but believes his players
have matured as the season has progressed.
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