2012 NCAA Tournament Overall Review

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Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari is presented with the NCAA national championship trophy after the finals of the 2012 NCAA men

Well it’s all over. The NCAA Tournament came to an end on Monday as Kentucky defeated Kansas to win their eighth national championship in school history. It was also the first national championship for coach John Calipari. Surprisingly, Kentucky defeated Kansas with Anthony Davis scoring under ten points in the game. However, Davis contributed in other ways especially defensively with twelve defensive rebounds and six blocks. Kentucky also had a huge game out of Doron Lamb who had twenty-two points on the night. With Kentucky playing so well on the defensive side of the ball, Kansas could not penetrate to paint like they had so much success doing in their previous NCAA Tournament games.

With the NCAA Tournament in the book, I will break down the whole tournament in countdown fashion. I will breakdown the five most memorable moments from this 2012 NCAA Tournament all the way from the Round of 64 to the National Championship in New Orleans. Finally, I will give my final overall grade of this year’s NCAA Tournament.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406013855 Manuel

    Stressful? Nah, exciting! This is what we’ve been watiing two years for: A chance for our Wings to finally exact some massive vengeance, to stick a fork in the Ducks and reveal ‘em to be the sham they really are, once and for all! The Wings will be heading into the series with the monopoly on confidence, too, not just because they hold the crown, but because Columbus, while vastly inexperienced and not nearly as deep in terms of talent as the Sharks, actually tried playing playoff hockey for more than a game. At this point we have to be real and say the Sharks were no test of a playoff team in truth they probably shouldn’t even gotten the two wins they did get in the series. So as lucky as the Wings got in drawing Columbus in the first round, the Ducks got as lucky, if not more so, in drawing the Sharks. Had they run into a determined ‘Hawks or ‘Nucks team, ala the Stars last seasons, the Ducks would probably be on their way to the golf course right now (again). As for the Wings, they just got the excuse they need to ramp it up even more. This is gonna be a fun series! And, a little off-topic, but I’m just so gleeful Chicago canned the Flames it’s great hockey is fun in Chicago again, but more than that, no more having to listen to those stupid air horns at the Saddledome! Or how great a leader Iginla is strange to say about a guy whose team the last four or five years has actually had LESS playoff success than the Sharks, but I digress. I’m just excited, and two game sevens tonight! So fun!