Led by Anthony Davis' 18-point, 14-rebound, five-block performance Saturday, the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats outlasted the Louisville Cardinals, 69-61, in a NCAA Tournament Semifinal contest in New Orleans, La. The victory helps the Wildcats move onto the National Championship Game, where they will take on either the Ohio St. Buckeyes or Kansas Jayhawks on Monday.
Louisville gave it their best shot, however, the high-powered offense of blue-grass rival Kentucky was too much to overcome. The Wildcats made 55-percent of its shots to overcome a 37-31 rebound margin that favored the Cardinals. Sophomore guard Doron Lamb scored 10 points and senior guard Darius Miller added 13 off the bench for the Wildcats, who move onto the title game for the first time since 1998.
Junior guard Peyton Siva paced the Cardinals with 11 points, while freshman forward Chane Behanan added 10.