Comparing the Kentucky and Wisconsin programs and teams in 20 different categories.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – It's time for the WDRB Sports Team to depart for Dallas and the 2014 NCAA Final Four. But first, here is some in-flight reading, 20 names, statistics and oddball comparisons of Kentucky and Wisconsin before the Wildcats and Badgers play on Saturday night:
1. PROGRAM ICON
Kentucky – Adolph Rupp, four NCAA titles, 876 victories in 41 seasons.
Wisconsin – Bo Ryan, three Big Ten titles, 13 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, 321 victories.
2. NBA CRED (CURRENT PLAYERS)
Kentucky 20 (Led by Anthony Davis, John Wall, Tayshaun Prince)
Wisconsin 3 (Devin Harris, Jon Leuer, Greg Stiemsma)
3. NBA CRED (ALL-TIME)
Kentucky 82 players.
Wisconsin only 22.
4. HIGHEST NBA DRAFT PICK
Kentucky – first (John Wall, 2010; Anthony Davis 2012)
Wisconsin – second (Don Rehfeldt, 1950)
5. ALL-TIME TEAM
Kentucky – Anthony Davis; Ralph Beard; Dan Issel; Jamal Mashburn; Jack Givens (debate expected and encouraged).
Wisconsin – Michael Finley; Devin Harris; Alando Tucker; Brad Sellers; Wes Matthews (Frank Kaminsky pushing for his spot).
6. McDONALD's All-AMERICANS (CURRENT)
7. McDONALD'S ALL-AMERICANS (ALL-TIME)
Kentucky 44 (trailing UNC 66, Duke 56)
Wisconsin 2 (Brian Butch, Rashard Griffith)
8. SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS STUD PLAYER TURNED DOWN
Kentucky, Julius Randle – Florida, Kansas, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Texas