Kentucky Hangs On To Beat Louisville 69-61
Kentucky has advanced to the 2012 NCAA title game tonight as they take down their cross state rival Louisville Cardinals by the score of 69-61.
It wasn’t easy for Kentucky as time after time it looked like they would take over the game and blow out the Cardinals, but Rick Pitino’s gritty team kept coming back for more.
Peyton Siva hit a huge 3-pointer for the Cardinals to tie the score at 49-49, but Kentucky then went on another run thanks to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to eventually hold off Louisville and earn their trip to the NCAA National Title Game.
In the end, Kentucky was just too big for Louisville. And, oh yeah, the Wildcats also have this kid named Anthony Davis, who is a stud. The youngster had a solid game for John Calipari’s squad as he scores 18 points, grabs 14 rebounds and was blocking Louisville’s shot attempts all night long.
Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was in foul trouble early and had to sit for most of the first half. He came out much better in the second half and ended up with 9 points and a couple of impressive dunks.
Now the Kentucky Wildcats will sit back and see who they will playing in the 2012 NCAA Basketball Title Game. It will either be Ohio State or Kansas. That game is tipping off right now on CBS as I type this. Should be a fun run to the National Championship.
To read the complete recap of the Kentucky-Louisville game, please click here.