KU and UK join Louisville and Ohio St. in Final 4

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Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) duns against North Carolina forward John Henson (31) during the second half of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Midwest Regional final Sunday, March 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Kansas won 80-67. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lurking in virtually every nook and cranny of the Superdome this weekend will be lottery picks, other NBA first rounders and AP All-Americans.

Everywhere, that is, except the Louisville locker room.

This year's Final Four features three teams — Kentucky, Kansas and Ohio State — all with their fair share of the most gifted players in the country, and a fourth with a coach who has milked the most out of the next tier of talent.

Does that make Louisville's Rick Pitino the best coach, or say something less about John Calipari, Bill Self or Thad Matta?

Some of those questions will be answered starting Saturday when Kentucky meets Louisville and Kansas plays Ohio State.