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Kentucky Vs. Kansas: Anthony Davis, Wildcats' Freshmen Key First-Half Lead

Kentucky has a 41-27 lead over Kansas at halftime of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship Game with three freshman playing key roles.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit 4-5 shot attempts in the first half for 11 points and also has five rebounds while also drawing the defensive assignment against Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor. Point guard Marquis Teague hit 4-8 shots for nine points and also has two assists.

Freshman big man Anthony Davis was held without a basket in the first half but was still a huge factor finishing with nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Davis completely shut down the lane against the Jayhawks with his length and did a nice job at the offensive end drawing attention and then passing to open teammates. Davis was key to the Wildcats' 22-14 rebounding advantage at the half.

For more on this game, visit Kentucky blog A Sea Of Blue and Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball. For all your 2012 March Madness needs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA Tournament hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.