clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 NCAA Tournament Champion: Kentucky Wildcats Lay Claim To 8th Title

After dominating the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks for the majority of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship Game, the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats needed to sweat things out over the final four minutes before winning, 67-59. The Wildcats lost a double-digit point lead around the four-minute mark and briefly returned to a 10-point lead, but the Jayhawks quickly cut it down to five and stayed within that for the remainder of the game.

Anthony struggled from the field (1-of-10), reaching just six points, but he was a beast defensively with 16 rebounds and six blocks. He dished out the ball for five assists and stole the rock three times. Doron Lamb led the team with 22 points.

Kansas entered halftime in a 41-27 deficit, but won the second half, 32-26. That's not much of a consolation, but that's what happened. Thomas Robinson valiantly fought Kentucky with his 18 points and 17 rebounds and Tyshawn Taylor led the team with 19 points, but the team shot just 35.5 percent from the field.

The Kentucky Wildcats now have eight NCAA Tournament titles.

For more on March Madness at every level, visit SB Nation NCAA Basketball. Our 2012 NCAA Tournament hub has everything you need for the big one.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube