1 Apr 2012

Kentucky to face Kansas for NCAA basketball title

5:55 pm on 1 April 2012

Top seed Kentucky will face Kansas for America's NCAA college basketball title in New Oreleans on Tuesday.

In the semi-finals Kentucky took a bold step toward winning its eighth championship by defeating bitter intrastate rival Louisville 69-61, while Kansas beat Ohio State 64-62.

Kansas, looking for a fourth title, last won the championship in 2008 when it needed overtime to defeat a Memphis team coached by John Calipari, who is now at Kentucky.