UPDATE: There's nothing like getting hot at exactly the right time, which is exactly what Kentucky has done in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats are playing their best basketball of the season, having survived – so far – the toughest of the four regionals. Kentucky defeated Kansas State in its opener, then knocked off undefeated Wichita State, the region's top-seeded team, 78-76, before downing 2013 NCAA champion Louisville, 74-69, on Friday. Freshman Julius Randle is bolstering his NBA stock. The 6-9 power forward leads the nation with 23 double-doubles and is averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds. Michigan has enjoyed an easier route to the Elite Eight, defeating Wofford and Texas before surviving a late comeback by Tennessee. Michigan nearly blew a 15-point second-half lead against the Volunteers. The Wolverines are paced by Nik Stauskas, a 6-6 sophomore guard who averages 17.3 points. Jordan Morgan, a 6-8 senior forward, is having a strong NCAA tournament.