Originally written on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 3/27/12

The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion will come down to a battle between four of the best teams in the country. Headlining the Final Four teams are the Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats are the favorite to win it all. They’ve dominated opponents during the regular season, posting a record of 30-2 and they have continued that success in all four of their tournament games. The speed and intensity they play with is second to none. They’ll be squaring off against the lowest ranked team left in the tournament, Lousiville, for the right to play in the championship game. Louisville has been on a bit of a run these last few weeks, pulling off a few upset wins on their way to the Big East Title. They’ve continued that pace during the tournament, where they’ve knocked off #1 seed Michigan State and have made it to the final four.

The other side of the bracket pits two of the best big men in the country, Jared Sullinger of Ohio State against Thomas Robinson of Kansas. The two men will battle it out to see who gets the right to play in the title game. Although the spotlight will be on Sullinger and Robinson, it might come down to which players is able to take that spotlight and use it to help one of their teammates shine. Both teams know how to spread the scoring across the floor and they should take advantage of that Saturday.

Sports Illustrated has put together some of the best photos from all four teams on their journey to the final four. Here’s a sneak peak at the photos:

Check out the rest of the photos here.

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