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What's next for UConn and Kentucky?

John Gasaway and Jeff Goodman of ESPN Insider took a look at what's next for ConnecticutInsider and KentuckyInsider. Here's a look at those stories:

Why UConn could repeat

Congratulations, Connecticut. You turned the bracket upside down and won this whole thing as a No. 7 seed. No one saw this coming but you, and you proved all the doubters wrong. Savor the moment, because it doesn't get any better than this.

Now the hard part. Can you repeat?

Obviously, when you lose a first-team All-American like Shabazz Napier, your team will face some question marks the following season. Kevin Ollie will also lose three additional seniors besides Napier: Niels Giffey, Lasan Kromah and Tyler Olander. Still, I think Connecticut has a surprisingly good shot at being just as strong in 2014-15 as they were this season -- provided Ollie gets one key break.

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Calipari departure is all that can slow UK

With a coach as successful and high-profile as John Calipari, the rumor mill seldom stops churning. And regardless of the credibility of the rumor, the specter that Cal could someday turn away from the Kentucky Wildcats for another opportunity is enough to keep 'Cats fans on edge.

The latest rumor began on Twitter courtesy of former Kentucky guard Rex Chapman just an hour or so prior to the national championship contest, noting a departure to the L.A. Lakers.

Calipari denied it to Jeannine Edwards after his team lost the national title game to Connecticut. That should give some comfort to Kentucky fans who came close to hanging another championship banner in Rupp Arena. But so long as Calipari stands on the sidelines, the Wildcats will almost always have strong odds to add more hardware to an already well-stocked trophy case. In truth, Calipari's departure is the only thing that can slow down Big Blue Nation.

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