After a fantastic first half in the 2012 NCAA Tournament final, Kentucky is 20 minutes from a national championship. The Wildcats are up 41-27 on Kansas at halftime.
Kentucky's offensive assault has conscripted most of its starters: Doron Lamb has 12 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 11, and Marquis Teague nine. But the shocking stat of the first half is the goose egg under points for Anthony Davis. The Kentucky big man was held scoreless in the first period — though he did grab nine rebounds, dish four assists, and record three blocks. If Kentucky can be well ahead of Kansas without his assistance on the offensive end, the Jayhawks may have little reason to be hopeful in the second half.
It would help Kansas if Thomas Robinson could get untracked. The Jayhawks' star has eight points, but they came on pitiful 3-for-11 shooting, and only Tyshawn Taylor, also with eight points, joins Robinson in the "Kansas Players Who Have More Than Five Points Club." The Jayhawks may want to leverage the length of Robinson and Jeff Withey on the glass, too: Kentucky has 22 boards to Kansas' 14.
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