03/31/2012 08:22 pm ET Updated Mar 31, 2012

Ohio State vs. Kansas: LIVE SCORES, UPDATES From Final Four 2012

Despite what those Bluegrass basketball fans may have told you, the national championship is not being contested tonight. More importantly, there are actually two games taking place at the Superdome in New Orleans.

In the nightcap, Ohio State and Kansas will battle for the second spot in the final of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament. This pair of No. 2 seeds likely won't mind that their matchup has been referred to as the "other game" as the hype around Louisville-Kentucky grew ahead of the Final Four. A win for either the Jayhawks or the Buckeyes will be no less sweet even if the spotlight is not quite as bright.

After bowing out early during last season's tournament as a No. 1 seed, Ohio State toppled the No 1 seed in the East Region, Syracuse, to clinch a spot in New Orleans. For their part, the Jayhawks also dispatched the top seed in their region. Kansas overwhelmed North Carolina with a late spurt to claim the Midwest Region. Entering the season, UNC was considered the favorite to cut down the nets. Regardless of who comes out on top here, Kentucky will be the favorite entering the championship. Given the road that Kansas and Ohio State have traveled, neither should mind.

Who will survive and advance to the big game on Monday night? Can either Thomas Robinson or Jared Sullinger take over this game? Will Sullinger find himself tethered to the bench by foul trouble? Can Jeff Withey keep up his impressive tournament performance for the Jayhawks?


03/31/2012 11:22 PM EDT

No Quit

Kansas looked overwhelmed in the first half but they came out aggressively after the break and got in front in the final minutes.

03/31/2012 11:21 PM EDT

Last Free Throw

Craft threw up the free throw very quickly and charged into the lane.. he nearly got to the rebound but was whistled for lane violation. He was moving before ball hit the rim. As they argued the call, Kansas inbounded it and BALLGAME .

03/31/2012 11:19 PM EDT


Kentucky vs. Kansas on MOnday night!

03/31/2012 11:19 PM EDT

Craft Fouled

He's got hit and then miss. He hits the first. It's 64-62 and he's at the line...

03/31/2012 11:18 PM EDT


Wow. what a shocking turn. Kansas stole it to seal the game but then it was thrown away... Let's try this again.

03/31/2012 11:17 PM EDT

Make.. Make

Taylor hits both and it's 64-61 with 8.3

03/31/2012 11:17 PM EDT


Taylor gets in the inbounds and will shoot a pair. Kansas leads 62-61. It's 8.3 seconds..

03/31/2012 11:15 PM EDT

Keeping It Alive

Thomas misses a three but Ohio State keeps it after Withey can't control rebound. Thomas misses again but Buford slams home the rebound. It's 62-61 to Kansas with 9.6 seconds.

03/31/2012 11:14 PM EDT

Traveling Call

Withey gets whistled for a travel as caught the ball on the move and threw up a shot.

03/31/2012 11:13 PM EDT

Robinson Steals

But Craft saves. He stops Robinson from layup. Great play. No foul.