The Louisville Cardinals gave it their best shot Saturday, but the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats were just too much in the end. Behind a 18-point, 14-rebound and five-block performance from freshman center Anthony Davis, the Wildcats outlasted Louisville, 69-61, in a Blue Grass State rivalry game to advance to the National Championship Game. Kentucky will play against either Ohio St. Buckeyes or Kansas Jayhawks on Monday in in New Orleans, La.
Kentucky made 55-percent of its shots to overcome a 37-31 rebound margin that favored Louisville. 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.
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