NCAA Tournament Championship, Kentucky Vs. Kansas: Wildcats Holding Lead

Kentucky began the 2012 NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Entering Monday night's NCAA Tournament final against Kansas, the Wildcats seemed like prohibitive favorites. And now, at the under-eight timeout in the first half, Kentucky looks to be less than a half-hour of game time from a national championship, leading Kansas 31-19.

The most impressive thing about this game so far may be that Kentucky is rolling without anything from Anthony Davis on the offensive end. Davis is still scoreless, and Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, both with nine points, are among the UK players picking up the slack.

Davis is doing work on defense, however, harassing both Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson down low. Withey has five points on 2-of-4 shooting, but Robinson's four points have come on 2-of-8 shooting.

For more on the Wildcats, check out A Sea of Blue. For more on the Jayhawks, head over to the SB Nation blog Rock Chalk Talk. For more updates on tonight's championship game, keep it tuned to this StoryStream.

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