Who will win the 2014 NCAA Basketball Championship?

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Duke Blue Devils men's basketball

The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. The team has the fourth-highest number of all-time wins of any NCAA men's basketball progr... am and is coached by Mike Krzyzewski.Duke has won 4 NCAA championships and appeared in 10 Championship Games and 15 Final Fours, and has an NCAA-best .750 NCAA tournament winning percentage. 11 Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, and 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft. In the 2008–2009 NBA season, Duke had more former players on NBA rosters than any other school. Additionally, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 19 times. The program also lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has also finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times and is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks. Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, trailing only UCLA's 221 consecutive polls from 1966–1980. As a result of such success, ESPN, in 2008, named Duke the most prestigious college basketball program since the 1985-86 season, noting that "by any measure of success, Duke is king of the hill in college basketball in the 64-team era of the NCAA tournament." Since that designation, Duke won another national title in 2010   more
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Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team is a college basketball team representing the University of Kentucky. Kentucky has both the most all-time wins and the highest all-time winning percentage in the history of college basketball. Kentucky's a... ll-time record currently stands at 2111–661. Kentucky also leads all schools in total NCAA tournament appearances with 52, is first in NCAA tournament wins with 111, and ranks second to UCLA in NCAA championships with 8. In addition to these titles, Kentucky also has won the National Invitation Tournament in both 1946 and 1976, making them the only school to win multiple NCAA and NIT championships. The Wildcats have played in a record 52 NCAA Tournaments, in a record 157 NCAA Tournament games, have a NCAA record 39 Sweet-16 appearances, a NCAA record 34 Elite-8 appearances, and have a NCAA record 61 total post-season tournament appearances. Further, Kentucky has played in 15 Final Fours, and has 11 NCAA Championship Game appearances, winning 8 NCAA Championships. Kentucky also leads all schools with 57 20-win seasons, 13 30-win seasons, and is the only school with 5 different NCAA Championship coaches   more
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Michigan State Spartans men's basketball

The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University and competes in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I. The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center. Since 1995, Tom Izzo has been the teams ... head coach, presiding over a prolonged period of success.Michigan State men's basketball team has a long history that is rich in tradition. The team has won two NCAA championships and 13 Big Ten championships in men's basketball. The Spartans won the National Championship in both the 1979 NCAA Tournament and 2000 NCAA Tournament. The 1979 National Championship story line was highly touted as Magic vs. Bird. It was achieved by a team under the coaching of Jud Heathcote that included MVP Magic Johnson, Greg Kelser and Jay Vincent. MSU beat the then undefeated Indiana State Sycamores, led by future NBA hall of famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship was achieved by Morris Peterson, A.J. Granger, Charlie Bell, Jason Richardson and MVP Mateen Cleaves leading the team in a victory over the Florida Gators.Michigan State basketball has been selected for 16 consecutive NCAA tournament bids as of the end of the 2012 season, which is the third-longest active streak of NCAA tournament bids, behind Kansas and Duke. Overall, Michigan State has been to the Final Four a total of eight times in its history, which is tied for seventh all time, and has made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances. Only seven schools have more total Final Four appearances. The program is also 7th all time in NCAA tournament winning percentage   more
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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team is the men's college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the American Athletic Conference of NCAA Division I. The Cardinals have won three NCAA championships and have been to...  10 Final Fours in 39 NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 70 tournament wins   more
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Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball

The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas and is one of the oldest and most successful programs in the history of college basketball. The program is classified in the NCA... A's Division I and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference.The Jayhawks' first coach was the inventor of the game, James Naismith, who is the only coach in the program's history with a losing record. The Kansas basketball program has produced many notable professional players, including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Paul Pierce, and Kirk Hinrich, and coaches. Allen founded the National Association of Basketball Coaches and, with Lonborg, was an early proponent of the NCAA tournament.In 2008, ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of the modern college basketball era, behind only Duke. Kansas has the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, holds the longest current streak of winning seasons, has the most winning seasons in Division I history, the most non-losing seasons in NCAA history, the most conference championships in Division I history, the most First Team All Americans in Division I history, and the most First Team All American Selections in Division I history, is third in Division I all-time winning percentage and is second in Division I all-time wins. Following a 19–11 defeat of William Jewell on February 10, 1908, the Jayhawks had a winning all-time record for the first time. The Jayhawks haven't had a losing all-time record since   more
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