NCAA tournament 2012: Kentucky tops Baylor, sets up Bluegrass State battle

AP BOSTON — Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around. The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.

Sign-up for e-mail newsletters and alerts and get the news you need delivered directly to your inbox. • For breaking sports news alerts, text “SPORTS” to 98999. By Matt Brooks When the season began, North Carolina and Kentucky sat atop all the polls,

PHOENIX – Louisville Coach Rick Pitino did not climb the ladder Saturday to snip himself a piece of the net after he earned the sixth Final Four berth of his career. But he did instruct Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng to cut two pieces and give one to

And then, suddenly, less than two minutes into the second half, top-seeded Kentucky encountered its biggest scare of the NCAA tournament, when Anthony Davis, the 6-foot-11 freshman wunderkind, went down hard, clutching his left knee.

“For our team, we have had so many games that we have been battle-tested like today, but obviously not on a stage like this in the NCAA tournament. This team knows and has the confidence that we can come back against anyone.