Kentucky beats Kansas for national championship

Kentucky beats Kansas for national championship

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Kentucky beats Kansas for national championship

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 8:34 PM

 

NEW ORLEANS -- There's more to Kentucky than Anthony Davis -- and that's what made the Wildcats almost impossible to beat.

Davis' supporting cast made the most of their turns in the spotlight Monday night, picking up the scoring slack for their freshman star and overwhelming Kansas for a 67-59 victory in the NCAA title game that gave the Wildcats their eighth national title.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist set the tone a minute in, staying in the game after a hard foul that looked as if it might have dislocated his shoulder, and Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb hit clutch shots that kept the held back the Jayhawks' late rally.

Terrence Jones and Darius Miller also made their marks in just the type of team effort the Wildcats (38-2) had given all season.

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