Anthony Davis, recipient of the Wooden Award, AP Player of the Year and the Naismith Award, was held scoreless through halftime, but the No. 1 seeded Kentucky Wildcats still took a huge lead into the break and ultimately prevailed over the No. 2 seeded Kansas Jayhawks, 67-59, in the 2012 National Championship Game on Monday in New Orleans.
Davis would finish with six points on 1-of-10 shooting, 16 rebounds and six blocks for Kentucky, which made 23-of-56 field goals (41.1 percent). Doron Lamb led all scorers with 22 points, Marquis Teague had 14 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 points.
Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson led the Jayhawks, scoring 19 and 18 respectively. Elijah Johnson was the only other Jayhawk to reach double digits in points with 13. Kansas shot 35.5 percent from the field (22-for-62) in the loss.