After three weekends of thrilling college basketball, we have reached the finals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, with the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks battling for the title Monday night in New Orleans. Tonight is also an NCAA final coaching rematch, as Bill Self and Kansas beat John Calipari's Memphis Tigers four years ago. Here are the relevant details of Monday night's championship contest:
Time: Tip-off is 6:23 p.m. PDT
TV: CBS, with Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg on the call
Streaming: The game is available to watch online at NCAA.com.
How They Got Here: Kentucky advanced with a 69-61 over in-state rival Louisville on Saturday, while Kansas overcame a brutal first have offensively to outlast Ohio State 64-62.
Home vs. Road: Kentucky is the desginated home team and will wear white uniforms, while Kansas is the road team in blue.
No. 1 vs. No. 2: In NCAA history, Kentucky has the most college basketball wins at 2,089, while Kansas is second with 2,070.
Previous Matchup: Kentucky beat Kansas 75-65 on November 15 in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The Line: Kentucky is favored by 6.5 points, per Odds Shark.
The Pick: Kentucky will probably win, but that is a lot of points, so I will take Kansas and the points.