Saturday, March 31, 2012

No, 2 Kansas pushes past the No. 2 Buckeyes for a Berth in the Title game

Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Tyshawn Taylor, cause Kansas is going to the Title Game
Kansas came back once again. This time, it was more dramatic than ever, as they shocked the favored Ohio State Buckeyes by downing them, 64-62. Kansas was down by as many as 13 points in the second half, but they kept on pushing the tempo and eventually came out with the win. The Jayhawks only led this game for 3 minutes 48 seconds, but that was enough to get them the win. The Jayhawks got the lead after a big comeback with 3 minutes to go in the game and pulled to their largest lead at 64-61 with 8.3 seconds left after two Tyshawn Taylor free throws. The Jayhawks then opted to foul OSU's Aaron Craft with 2.9 seconds to go. Craft Made the first and clanked the second one off the rim, but Ohio State was called for a lane violation, handing the game to Kansas for the right to play Kentucky in the Title Game.

No. 1 Kentucky holds back No. 4 Louisville for the Title Game berth

In a rare tournament match-up of two rival schools, the blood kept it close but the sweat won the game. That's what happened on Saturday as the Kentucky Wildcats ran past their rivals, the Louisville Cardinals, for the right to go to the Championship game. Kentucky played dominant basketball in the first half, but Louisville did just enough to keep the game close. And it got close. In fact, it was tied on a Peyton Siva pull-up trey in the second half, but the Wildcats gathered themselves and held back the Cardinals en route to the Title game, thanks to a game-high 18 points by Anthony Davis. where they will be matched up either against the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, or the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks on Monday night.