Final Four 2012, Kansas: Looking At The Jayhawks' Path To New Orleans

The 2012 NCAA Tournament is nearly at an end. After a whirlwind event filled with upsets, heartbreakers and last-minute heroics, the field of 68 has come down to the Final Four. One of the four teams heading to New Orleans to duke it out for a shot at the national championship is the Kansas Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region and hoping to continue the momentum from a strong season where they captured the regular-season Big 12 title. Their first game in the tournament came in the Round of 64, when they defeated No. 15 seed Detroit Titans, 65-50.



Next up for Kansas was No. 10 seed Purdue Boilermakers, who presented a tougher challenge. KU was ultimately able to prevail, 63-60, to advance to the Sweet 16. In the regional semifinals, the Jayhawks faced the surprising No. 11 N.C. State Wolfpack, but once again were able to pick up a slim 63-60 win and make it to the Elite Eight.

The Jayhawks went up against the No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels and stunned UNC with their most decisive victory in the bracket, winning by a final score of 80-67.

In New Orleans, the Jayhawks will meet a fellow No. 2 seed from the East Region, the Ohio St. Buckeyes. The winner will make it to the national championship game and have a chance to win it all.

For all news and information regarding the Kansas Jayhawks, please visit Rock Chalk Talk. For complete coverage of March Madness, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated 2012 NCAA Tournament hub.

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