ATLANTA (AP) - Top-seeded Kentucky cruised into the Final Four
for the second year in a row, blitzing Baylor with a dominating
first half on the way to an 82-70 rout at the South Regional on
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points and the Wildcats (36-2)
took control with an early 16-0 run. Kentucky led 42-22 at halftime
and Baylor (30-8) never got any closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Anthony Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Terrence
Jones was all over the place with nine rebounds, six assists, three
blocks and two steals and - most in the first 10 minutes.
Kentucky will face state rival Louisville in the national
semifinals at New Orleans Saturday. The Wildcats will be seeking
their first national title since 1998.
Quincy Acy led Baylor with 22 points. The Bears were eliminated
in the regional final for the second time in three years.