3 Reasons Why Wisconsin Can Beat Duke And Win The National Championship

The Wisconsin Badgers will face the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA championship game, and they're looking to win their first national title since 1941. Even though they will be underdogs, here are three reasons why Wisconsin could knock off the Wildcats and then win a national championship:

3) Experience

Wisconsin returns essentially the exact same team from last year's Final Four run, while half of Duke's eight-man rotation are freshman and they don't have anyone who's played on this stage before. The Badgers used their experience to exploit Kentucky's young players, and there's no reason to think they can't do that to Duke as well.

2) Outside Shooting

Duke has struggled against teams that can handle the ball on the perimeter and shoot well from the outside, and that's an area of strength for Wisconsin. They run their sets to perfection and take advantage of mismatches to get the best shot possible. Those smarts have led them to 48 percent shooting from the field as a team, good for 25th in the country.

1) Frank Kaminsky & Sam Dekker

Kaminsky loves to stretch the defense by shooting effectively from the outside (41 percent from three-point range), but he also has top notch footwork that makes him a threat in the post as well. Kaminsky puts pressure on the defense from every angle and will challenge Okafor. 

Dekker also poses a big threat to opposing defenses because of his size, skill, and athleticism. At 6'9", he runs and handles the ball like a point guard and has range that extends well past the three-point line. Duke will probably try to guard him with Justise Winslow, but Dekker has all the skills necessary to give him problems.

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