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Kentucky Beats Kansas To Win Eighth National Title

The Kentucky Wildcats are the champions of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. UK defeated Kansas 67-59 tonight in New Orleans to claim the school’s eighth national title.

Kentucky led by as many as 18 points. The Jayhawks cut the lead to five late in the second half, but UK held on to claim the victory.

UK All-American Anthony Davis (pictured) was held to six points, but grabbed 16 rebounds, blocked six shots and handed out five assists. Davis was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

It’s the first career title for third year UK coach John Calipari.

(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images, from www.ncaa.com)

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Kentucky and Kansas Battle for NCAA Championship

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.

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Kentucky Beats Louisville, Will Face Kansas in NCAA Final

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals 69-61 tonight to reach the championship game of the men’s NCAA tournament.

Anthony Davis led UK with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.

U of L ends its season with a 30-10 record and its first Final Four appearance since 2005.

The top-seeded Wildcats will face Kansas Monday night in the title game in New Orleans. The Jayhawks beat the Buckeyes 64-62 to advance to Monday’s final.

(AP photo from www.ncaa.com).

 

 

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UK, U of L Get Ready for Superdome Final Four Showdown

The UK and U of L basketball teams have been practicing today at the Superdome in New Orleans, where they will square off tomorrow evening in the NCAA Final Four.

Thousands of Cards and Cats fans are also in New Orleans for the game, and many more will be watching at sports bars and house parties across Kentucky.

U of L’s Jared Swopshire says he and his teammates are not really caught up in the hype.

“I guess for the fans I can understand that it’s more than just a game, but for us, we’ve been playing this game for so many years that it’s just another basketball game, just a bigger stage,” he said.

This is the second straight Final Four for the Kentucky program, but the first for the team’s highly touted freshmen.
Senior guard Darius Miller says the Wildcats are playing well as a team.

“Nobody’s been really caring about who’s scoring the most or anything like that, we just all want to win the national championship. Once we all focus in on what we need to do to win the national championship, nothing else really matters,” he said.

This is Louisville’s first Final Four since 2005.

Kentucky and Louisville will tip off shortly after 6pm. The winner advances to Monday’s championship game against either Ohio State or Kansas.