Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts from the sideline against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half of the finals in the 2012 NCAA men's basketball Final Four at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Tournament: Kentucky Defeats Kansas To Win 2012 Championship

Kentucky wins its first national championship since 1998 defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59.

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March Madness Bracket 2012: Printable Bracket For Kentucky In Final Four

The Kentucky Wildcats stormed the gates like everyone thought they would, but their upcoming match-up in the first national semi-final is going to everyone talking all week long. Rick Pitino versus John Calipari. Kentucky versus Louisville. Though it can be called a regional match-up and rivalry in the heart of the country, everyone will feel what's at stake on Saturday evening. You can get ready here with a new updated bracket that lays out the Final Four

Get your new printable, updated bracket from SB Nation here.

Check out the updated schedule below for the information you need to take it all in next weekend, and stay here for news and analysis on the Wildcats and their title hopes.

First National Semifinal: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (6:09 p.m., CBS)

Second National Semifinal: No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes (8:49 p.m., CBS)

Go check out Rock Chalk Talk for all things regarding Kansas hoops. For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub, and remember to pick up our printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Kentucky Vs. Baylor Final Score: Wildcats Easily Defeat Bears 82-70, Advance To Final Four

Outside of the first few minutes in the first half the Kentucky Wildcats were never presented a challenge against the Baylor Bears. Kentucky went on a 16-0 run in the middle of the first half to go up 21-10 and then led 42-22 at the half, and ultimately winning 82-70.

In the second half Baylor chipped away at the Kentucky, but the closest they would get would be 10 points with under one minute left in the game. Baylor did get 22 points and eight rebounds from Quincy Acy, but it was not enough to keep them in this game.

The Kentucky offense was making their shots this afternoon by connecting on 54 percent of their shots, and they were aggressive by making to the free throw line 44 times while making 30 of them. Kentucky had four players in double figures and of course were led by Anthony Davis who scored18 points, 11 rebounds and six block shots.

Oh, and Davis also had this amazing put back:

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Kentucky now moves on to face their in-state rival Louisville Cardinal in the Final Four and for a chance to play for a national title.

Make sure to go check out A Sea of Blue for everything about Kentucky hoops, and Our Daily Bears for all things Baylor. For more on all things March Madness, head over to SB Nation's 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament hub.

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NCAA Tournament 2012, Kentucky Vs. Indiana Final Score: Wildcats Advance To Elite 8 With 102-90 Victory

It was the best effort that the Indiana Hoosiers, probably, could muster up, but it just wasn't enough against the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday. Behind a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds from freshman forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the top-seeded Wildcats downed the Hoosiers, 102-90, in a NCAA Tournament, Sweet 16 contest in Atlanta, Ga. UK moves on to the Elite 8, where it will face the No. 3 Baylor Bears in the South Regional final on Sunday.

Indiana used a gutsy up-tempo offensive attack against the more athletic Wildcats, and for the most part it worked. In the end, however, the star power of Gilchrist, sophomore guard Doron Lamb (21 points), senior guard Darius Miller (19), freshman guard Marquis Teague (14) and sophomore forward Terrence Jones (12) was too much.

All of those efforts, masked the "off-night" of freshman center Anthony Davis, who finished with seven points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

The Hoosiers were paced by junior forward Christian Watford, who scored a game-high 27 points, while freshman forward Cody Zellar added 18.

Overall, Indiana shot 53-percent from the field, but Kentucky answered by making 35 of its 37 free throws (95-percent).

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on the Sweet 16, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Kentucky Vs. Indiana Score: Wildcats Lead Hoosiers, 50-47, At Halftime

One wouldn't think that a in-your-face, face-paced tempo would be the way to attack No. 1-seeded Kentucky Wildcats, but that's just what the No. 4 Indiana Hoosiers are doing, as they've trail 50-47 at halftime in a NCAA Tournament, Sweet 16 contest in Atlanta, Ga.

Junior forward Christian Watford as tallied a team-high 17 points and has sparked a Indiana offense that's shooting 60-percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Wildcats haven't been able to match that clip shooting, but has survived because of Terrence Jones' 12 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's 11.

The game began at a frantic pace, as Kentucky jumped out to a 16-11 lead less than five minutes in. The Wildcats led by nine, 31-22, with 9:58 to play, but Indiana turned up the defense and offense to spark tie the game at 37 with 5:04 to play.

The Hoosiers did take a four point lead, however, Kentucky ended the half on a 11-4 run.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on the Sweet 16, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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