This Day in History: 2012-03-31
On March 31, 2012, Kentucky finally put away pesky Louisville, who outrebounded Kentucky 40-33, 69-61, in the Final Four to advance to the national championship game. Kentucky shot a dazzling 57 percent with Anthony Davis leading the way with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Darius Miller added 13 points, and Doron Lamb had 10. Kidd-Gilchrist had nine, all in the second half. Former Kentucky coach turned Louisville coach, Rick Pitino, congratulated Calipari and told him he’d be rooting for the Wildcats.