Mar 25, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks against Baylor Bears guard Deuce Bello (14) during the first half in the finals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

2012 Final Four Set: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State Headed To New Orleans

In-state rivals Kentucky and Louisville will meet in the Final Four after the Wildcats dominated Baylor. Kansas topped North Carolina and will face Ohio State | SI.com: Box Score

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Final Four 2012: Dates, Location, Game Times And More

The 2012 NCAA Tournament is down to the Final Four and its final three games. Top overall seed Kentucky is the only No. 1 to survive and advance to New Orleans for the 2012 Final Four, but an in-state showdown and another college basketball power stand between the Wildcats and a national championship, which would be their first title since 1998 and coach John Calipari's first.

South Region winner Kentucky and West Region champion Louisville, a No. 4 seed, will meet in the first national semifinal at 6:09 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. The bluegrass battle -- get ready for that phrase to get repeated ad nauseam -- pits Calipari against former UK coach Rick Pitino and his Cardinals' stifling defense. Of course, Kentucky has some defense of its own, and Anthony Davis and the 'Cats got the better of Louisville in a December matchup.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Ohio State, the East Region champion, meets No. 2 Kansas, the Midwest Region's winner. The Buckeyes and Jayhawks both downed diminished No. 1 seeds -- Fab Melo-less Syracuse and North Carolina sans Kendall Marshall, respectively -- in the Elite Eight, and have their own stars too. Ohio State's Jared Sullinger banging against Kansas' Thomas Robinson is possibly the best individual matchup of the Final Four, and it will take place at 8:49 p.m. on March 31.

Here's the full Final Four television schedule for the games that will take place at the Superdome in New Orleans on March 31 and April 2.

First National Semifinal: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (6:09 p.m., CBS)

Second National Semifinal: No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (8:49 p.m., CBS)

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2012 NCAA Bracket, UNC Vs. Kansas Score: Jayhawks Pull Away For 79-67 Win, Advance To Final Four

Kansas had a handful of chances to put away North Carolina in the second half of their Elite Eight contest. And then the Jayhawks slammed the door shut with a 12-0 closing run to secure an 80-67 victory and a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans.

Tyshawn Taylor led all scorers with 22 points for Kansas, and added six rebounds, five assists, and five steals, recovering from a miserable tournament to this point with maybe the best game of his season.

Thomas Robinson added 18 points and nine rebounds for Kansas, and Jeff Withey chipped in 15 points and three blocks, but all five Kansas starters finished in double figures, one-upping North Carolina's deep roster with their own balance.

James Michael McAdoo's 15 points off the bench to lead the Tar Heels were emblematic of that depth, but no Carolina starter got more than Harrison Barnes's 13 points. And Stilman White, excellent in the Sweet Sixteen and the first half of today's game as Kendall Marshall's replacement, ran into a wall late, finishing with just four points and seven assists, and making 1-of-5 shots from the floor.

Kansas moves on to the Final Four, where the Jayhawks will meet Ohio State in the late game on Saturday.

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John Henson Injury: Rolled Ankle Sends UNC Forward To Bench

Already without Kendall Marshall, the North Carolina Tar Heels are now dealing with a hobbled John Henson. Early in Saturday's Elite Eight matchup with Kansas, forward John Henson went down awkwardly while making a move in the paint. As he tried to make a move to the hoop, Henson got tangled up and rolled his ankle, leaving him on the floor in pain.

Here's how it happened:

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A short time later, trainers were attending to Henson on the bench as he rested his foot on a nearby chair. It appeared the medical staff was re-taping his ankle, and it's likely he'll continue on. But his injury is one worth monitoring as UNC tries to advance to the Final Four with a win over Kansas.

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Kendall Marshall Injury: UNC Guard Ruled Out For Sunday's Game

North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall will not play in Sunday's Elite Eight matchup against Kansas, multiple outlets report. Marshall participated in non-contact drills with his teammates Saturday but subsequently admitted that his wrist was still very sore. Nevertheless, he left open the possibility that his wrist might improve overnight, which apparently did not happen.

Marshall suffered a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist during North Carolina's win over Creighton in the round of 32. He underwent surgery to insert a screw to stabilize his wrist and will likely require at least six weeks to heal but hoped to be able to play wearing a brace. His status for Sunday was first reported by InsideCarolina.com and confirmed by CBS Sports.

With Marshall on the sidelines, freshman Stillman White will start at point guard against the Jayhawks. Making his first career start, White scored two points with six assists in 32 minutes in North Carolina's Sweet 16 win against Ohio.

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Kendall Marshall Injury Update: UNC Guard Practices, Questionable For Sunday's Game

For the first time since breaking his wrist one week ago, UNC guard Kendall Marshall was back on the practice court, going through a few light drills with the team. Marshall was able to dribble and shoot -- a good sign for Tar Heels fans -- but remains a game-time decision, head coach Roy Williams said. Marshall missed Friday night's game against Ohio while recovering from the injury.

While Marshall did practice, he didn't do anything more than a light workout, Williams said.

"Kendall today [Saturday] went through the dummy stuff," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "It was the first day he's bounced a ball, the first day he caught a ball, the first day he shot a ball."

Williams said Marshall did not participate in any of the Tar Heels' live drills.

It's still anyone's guess whether he plays on Sunday, and Williams will be playing it close to the vest right up until the game. Even if Marshall does play, it's a near certainty he'll be far less than 100 percent. Whether that's effective enough remains to be seen.

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