Mar 31, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates after defeating the Louisville Cardinals 69-61 in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball Final Four at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Tournament 2012: Kentucky Defeats Kansas For 8th Title

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Final Four 2012 Is Set With Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville And Ohio State

The 2012 NCAA Tournament's Final Four teams are now known after Sunday's results. Joining the No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes and the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals in New Orleans will be the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks.


Related: March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket


Kentucky had little problem with the No. 3 Baylor Bears on Sunday afternoon, picking up an 82-70 victory. Anthony Davis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but he gave everyone a scare when he fell awkwardly on his ankle. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored a team-high 19 points. Quincy Acy and Pierre Jackson scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, for Baylor.

Kansas and the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels played an exciting first half that resulted in a 47-47 halftime score, but the second half couldn't quite live up to that. Kansas pulled away for the 80-67 victory. Tyshawn Taylor led the way for the Jayhawks with 22 point, but all five starters scored at least 10 points. North Carolina wasn't able to compete without Kendall Marshall and that showed in the second half. James Michael McAdoo led the team with 15 points off the bench.

Here is the complete schedule for the Final Four:

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (4:09 p.m. MT, CBS)

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes (6:49 p.m. MT, CBS)

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NCAA Bracket 2012, Colorado Vs. Baylor Score Final Score: Brady Heslip Dominates From Beyond Arc For Bears' Win

If you didn't know who Brady Heslip was before Saturday night, well, you do now. The Baylor Bears guard scored 27 points, all of those points coming on nine three-pointers, to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, 80-63.

The Buffaloes entered the second half down by two points, 37-35, but had taken a 57-56 lead midway through the second half. For the next two-and-one-half minutes the Bears and the Buffaloes battled closely, but after Austin Dufault's layup closed the deficit to one point, 61-60, Baylor went on a 19-3 run to end the game. The Bears made four three-pointers during that stretch, including two by Heslip.

Colorado's Askia Booker led the team with 14 points while Andre Roberson added 13 points and eight rebounds. Carlon Brown Dufault and Carlon Brown added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The Bears received solid performances outside of Heslip's sharpshooting: Pierre Jackson scored 15 points and grabbed 10 assists; Quincy Acy added seven points and 10 rebounds; and the bench put in 16 points.

Colorado finishes the season with a 24-11 record, a 1-1 trip to the NCAA Tournament and a Pac-12 Tournament title.

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NCAA Tournament Bracket 2012, UNLV Vs. Colorado Final Score: Buffaloes Advance To Round Of 32

The No. 11 Colorado Buffaloes have advance to the Round of 32 following Thursday's victory over the No. 6 UNLV Rebels, 68-64. The Buffaloes advanced farther into the bracket then in their last appearance during 2003 when they lost as a No. 10 seed to the No. 7 Michigan St. Spartans, 79-64, in the first round.

Colorado had a 36-25 lead after the first half of the game and had as much as a 20-point lead in the second half before the Rebels made a late run. UNLV cut the lead to just three points, 67-64, with eight seconds left in the game after a Chace Stanback three-pointer, but Spencer Dinwiddie made one of two free throws to secure the victory with a cushion. Oscar Bellfield threw up a three at the buzzer, but it wouldn't have been enough to change the game.

Andre Roberson put in 12 points and 16 rebounds, the only double-double of the game, for the Buffs, but Askia Booker had a game-high 16 points. Austin Dufault and Carlon Brown put in 14 and 12 points, respectively.

UNLV managed to shoot just 32.4 percent from the field, lost the rebounding battle (46-33) and made just nine of 17 free throws. Anthony Marshall had a team-high 15 points while Mike Moser added 10 points and pulled down nine boards.

The Buffs will play the No. 3 Baylor Bears on Saturday.

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NCAA Tournament Bracket 2012, Murray State Vs. Colorado State Final Score: Rams' March Madness Ends After 1 Game

The No. 11 Colorado St. Rams are one and done in March Madness following its 58-41 loss to the No. 6 Murray St. Racers in Thursday's first game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Rams collapsed in the second half, scoring just two points in the first 10:30 of the second half. Turnovers were a huge issue for the Rams then, and they finished with 22 to Murray State's eight.


Related: March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket


Pierce Hornung was really the only shining light for the Rams in this game, scoring 12 points and pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds, but the team was just 33.3 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. Jesse Carr and Wes Eikmeier added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Isaiah Canaan led the Racers with 15 points, but he was just 4-of-13 from the field and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Donte Poole took an elbow to the face during the game, but he was able to finish with 13 points.

The Racers now wait for the winner of the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles versus the No. 14 BYU Cougars.

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NCAA Printable Bracket 2012: Start Making Your Predictions!

One of the great things about March Madness is that people love to fill out their own brackets and predict which team will make a Cinderella run to the Final Four or the National Title Game. Or maybe a favorite team got into it and a "homer" bracket is filled it. However, one likes to fill out a bracket, SB Nation has us covered with its own printable NCAA Tournament 2012 bracket.


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I know I'll be filling out separate brackets each for Colorado, Colorado State and Montana to win it all, and one that has them all in the Final Four. It's never going to happen, but one can always dream.

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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Colorado Is A No. 11 Seed In South Region

The Pac-12 conference tournament champions earned a No. 11 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. They will face No. 6 UNLV in their first game.

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