by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

It was a big day for Kentucky’s big man Anthony Davis, who won national player of the year and posted a monster line to lead the Wildcats to the NCAA title game.

Davis was the driving force behind Kentucky’s 69-61 over Louisville. The freshman center had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, leading the Wildcats in all three categories. His defensive presence was part of the reason why Louisville shot 34.8 percent from the field.

A few hours earlier, Davis won the Wooden Award, given to college basketball’s best player.

For Davis, there’s one more thing he would like to accomplish this season.

From the Courier-Journal:

“It was just a close game, very emotional,” Davis said. “We fought all game. We’re just one game closer to our dream, our goal. So there’s a lot of emotion there.”

Kentucky will face Kansas in the title game on Monday. The Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks, 75-65, at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15. Davis had 14 points, six rebounds and seven blocks in the win.