Kansas coach Bill Self, guard Tyshawn Taylor and forward Thomas Robinson talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 67-59 loss to Kentucky on April 2, 2012, in the national championship game in New Orleans.
Kentucky coach John Calipari and players Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones and Darius Miller talk to reporters following the Wildcats' 67-59 victory over Kansas on April 2, 2012, in the national championship game in New Orleans.
Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor talk about KU's loss to Kentucky and the KU team they love.
Journal-World sports reporters Jesse Newell and Matt Tait give their final thoughts following KU's 67-59 loss to Kentucky in the national championship game on April 2, 2012.
During Monday night’s 67-59 victory over Kansas University in the national championship game at the Superdome, Kentucky center Anthony Davis shot 1-for-10, finished with just six points and was the best player in the game. And it wasn’t even close.
When all that is forgotten, the memory that will endure has so little to do with basketball and so much to do with team bonding, relentless effort, embracing adversity as a challenge to be confronted, never making an excuse.
Kansas University junior Thomas Robinson, who is expected to be a top-five pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, obviously played his last game as a Kansas Jayhawk on Monday night. Juniors Elijah Johnson and Jeff Withey, however, indicated they’ll definitely return for their senior seasons.