2012 NCAA Finals, Kentucky Vs. Kansas Score Update: Wildcats Control First Half On Both Ends, Lead 41-27

The Kentucky Wildcats played up to their potential through the first 20 minutes and handed Kansas their largest halftime deficit of the season. Big Blue completely stymied the Jayhawks on defense, forcing KU to shoot 33 percent from the floor. National Player of the Year Anthony Davis has not scored, but he's made his usual impact on the defensive end, grabbing nine boards, blocking three shots, and altering several others as the Kansas guards tried to penetrate.

On offense, it was freshman phenom Michael Kidd-Gilchrist who set the tone early. He struggled mightily against Louisville on Saturday, but he has 11 points already on four of five from the floor. Sophomore Doron Lamb leads all scorers with 12 points.

For Kansas, it was go-to guys Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor who led Bill Self's club with eight points each. The DC native Robinson had a loud dunk early on but finished the half just three of 11 from the floor. Kansas will have to go on a run in the first five minutes if they want to have a shot and pull off the upset.

For up-to-the-minute scores on all NCAA Tournament games, please check out SI.com's complete scoreboard.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket. For more on this game, check out our 2012 Final Four StoryStream

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