Kansas came out ready, but Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb kicked the running game in gear, and UK led 17-9. Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went to work inside, and UK was up 23-14. Kentucky was focused and crisp and led 34-19 on back-to-back three-pointers from Teague and Lamb. Kentucky was answering every Kansas move. The lead was 41-27 at the half. Kansas was within 48-38 when Lamb nailed back-to-back three-pointers. The UK lead was 59-44 with 5:12 left, but UK went into an offensive lull. The lead was 62-57 with 1:37 left, as close as Kansas would get.
■ Anthony Davis made his only field goal 34 minutes into the game, but he finished with 16 rebounds, five assists, six blocks and three steals.
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■ UK won despite shooting 26.9 percent the second half.
■ After struggling on the boards against Louisville, UK outrebounded Kansas 25-14 the first half.
■ When Kansas made its first key run in the second half, Lamb scored six points in 38 seconds.
■ No. 8 happened because this team showed precision, intensity, poise and unselfishness all year.
■ Doron Lamb (22 points) has been the unsung guy for this team.
■ John Calipari.
■ It's doubtful we will get to see many of these guys again in blue.