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In New Orleans tonight, the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks square off for the men’s NCAA basketball championship.

This will be the teams’ second meeting this season. John Calipari’s Wildcats won the first matchup, a 75-65 victory in a November tournament in
New York.

“The thing in this game, it will come down to the physicalness of play,” Calipari said. Are we playing people before they catch it, are we getting open before we catch the ball, are we being in a stance and staying down, are we doing a better job of rebounding?”

The Wildcats are playing for the school’s eighth national title. The Jayhawks are looking for their fourth championship.

Tipoff at the New Orleans Superdome is 9:23pm.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."