2012 NCAA Championship Game Odds: Kentucky Headed to Title Game
Sunday, April 01, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, who was named the nation's top player before Saturday's contest, had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, yelling out, "this is my stage" as they punched their ticket to the national title game with the 69-61 win.
"I just said John, `I'll be pulling for you, bring the trophy back home to Kentucky," Pitino said. "Sometimes there's a lot of talk about these guys fighting, dialysis, there's also really a lot of people that get along. ... For those that have brains, they root for each other."
"We like their basketball team; we hope they bring it home for the state."
Louisville outrebounded Kentucky 40-33, including a whopping 19-6 advantage on the offensive glass -- but they couldn't slow down the size and athleticism of Davis. His wingspan made every shot difficult around the basket, Louisville shot 35 percent from the field compared to Kentucky's 57 percent.
"I'm proud of this team. They're coming together," Calipari said. "They've taken on shots and runs like Louisville did today, and they've held their own, so I'm proud of them."
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The Wildcats are pegged as the 6½-point favorites in the national championship game. The Wildcats were out-hustled for stretches Saturday; an upset versus a team many bet on in NCAA futures is possible.
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