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.