The Kansas Jayhawks nearly erased a 14-point halftime deficit against the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2012 NCAA Championship game, but in the end they did not have enough as they fell 67-59. The win for Kentucky was their first NCAA championship since 1998 and the first championship for their head coach John Calipari.
Kansas made the game interesting when they cut the lead to five points after a 13-3 run and then down six points Tyshawn Taylor nearly cut the lead to three points, but he was called for a traveling so the three-point shot did not fall.
The Kentucky offense was just too much for Kansas with Doron Lamb leading the way with 22 points on the night. Kentucky did not even need Anthony Davis to have a big night scoring as he tallied only six points, but he did have16 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks.
Kansas' offense just was not up to par tonight as they shot 35 percent from the field and had zero points from their bench. Thomas Robinson led the way for Kansas with 18 points on the night.
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