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Kansas Vs. Kentucky: Elijah Johnson Says 'No One Wants To Be Second'

As Kansas and Kentucky gear up for the national title game for all of the bragging rights of the 2011-12 college basketball season, perhaps Jayhawks’ guard sums it up best: “no one wants to be second.” When speaking yesterday in the media sessions for players, Johnson described the feeling for both teams right now on the eve of the biggest game of their lives.

"These are the two best teams in the country," said Johnson. "Obviously, I feel like no one wants to be second. I don’t think Coach (John) Calipari wants to be the second best coach in the country, and I don’t think we do. With that being said, everybody is playing with house money. If you are go out there feeling like you’ve got to save something, you are going to come up short."

Johnson is averaging 9.6 points per game this year for the Jayhawks, but has come up big in the last several games scoring 15, 18, 11, 10 and 13 throughout the tourney so far.

For more on this game, visit Kentucky blog A Sea Of Blue and Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball. For all your 2012 March Madness needs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA Tournament hub.