All throughout this year's NCAA Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks have made a poor habit of falling behind at halftime or even later and having to climb their way back. While such victories certainly build courage, character and a toughened sense of chemistry, it can also prove to be too much when facing a team finally able to put them away. That's exactly what happened at the Superdome in New Orleans last night when they lost in the national title game to the Kentucky Wildcats in a 67-59 loss.
The Wildcats were up on the Jayhawks 41-27 at halftime and even though KU pulled its typical second half dominance, it just wasn't enough to overcome the deficit. The KU bench scored zero points, and UK simply proved to hold too much offensive muscle. That said, Kansas' defense held Anthony Davis to just 1 of 10 shooting for 6 overall points. If you would have said that before the game, it would seem Kansas would be the winner.
However, Doron Lamb scored 22 for Kentucky and led the way on 7 of 12 shooting. Thomas Robinson paced KU with 18 points.
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