March 13, 2016
2011-12 — Back as a starter for the fourth year in a row, senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor (16.6 ppg) teamed with junior forward and All-American Thomas Robinson (17.7 ppg) to lead a thin but talented KU squad on a run all the way to the national title game. KU, seeded second, squeaked by Purdue in Omaha to get the run started and then played stellar defense in wins over North Carolina State, North Carolina and Ohio State to reach the title game against Anthony Davis and a loaded Kentucky team. The Jayhawks fought, but the Wildcats were too much, as Kentucky delivered coach John Calipari his first national championship, 67-59. KU finished the season 32-7.