NEW ORLEANS, LA – Now one victory away from a national championship, Kentucky’s message is simple: Fear The Unibrow.
Standout freshman Anthony Davis posted game-highs of 18 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocked shots, in leading the Wildcats past bitter, in-state rival Louisville by a 69-61 final. Kentucky is now one victory away from their first national title since 1998.
Darius Miller scored 13 points and Doron Lamb added 10, as the Wildcats shot a blistering 57.1% from the field. But Louisville was able to stay within striking distance in the second half thanks to the play of Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan, who combined for 21 points. Gorgui Dieng also scored 7 points and hauled down 12 rebounds for the Cardinals. But despite attempting 20 more field goals than the Wildcats, Louisville could only manage to hit 34.8% of their shots, as Kentucky was eventually able to pull away late in the game.
UK head coach John Calipari will take another crack at winning his first national championship, after falling short in 2008 as the head coach at Memphis, when his team failed to hold a late lead and eventually lost to Kansas in overtime.
Kevin Kugler, Bill Raftery and John Thompson called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(Jones with a big throwdown as UK gets off to a fast start)
(Davis elevates for the alley-oop as the Wildcats own a 24-14 lead)
(Dieng with the tough bucket and the foul, as Louisville closes the gap)
(Dieng and Blackshear get Louisville back in it with some dunks of their own)
(Cardinals cap off a big run as Siva buries a game-tying three)
(Kidd-Gilchrist gets UK back on track with a big finish)
(The unstoppable Davis with another big slam as Kentucky can taste victory)
(The Wildcats are headed to the national championship game)
(Post-game interview with Kentucky’s Darius Miller)
(Kentucky head coach John Calipari on Anthony Davis)
(Calipari discusses the biggest key to the national championship game)
(Final Four wrap-up from New Orleans)
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