2012 Final Four Preview: Kentucky fans make their way to NOLA

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2012 NCAA Final Four

For college basketball die-hards like me, there is no event quite like the NCAA Men's Final Four.

This year's event takes place in New Orleans and will feature some of the top programs in the country. One of the most intriguing match-ups in recent Final Four memory will be the Kentucky-Louisville game where there is no love lost between the in-state rivals and their head coaches. Nearly 1/3 of all Final Four tickets sold on the TicketNetwork Exchange have been purchased by customers from the Bluegrass State—more than any other state.

The other game, between Ohio State and Kansas, will also be a must-see, featuring two of the top players in the country.

Before you watch the games this weekend, check out our Final Four preview below:

The Teams

Kentucky – This is the second consecutive Final Four for the Wildcats; they lost last year to eventual National Champion UConn Huskies. Just like last year, UK is the prohibitive favorite to win the tournament and give the school its first championship since 1998 and head coach John Calipari's first title.