Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am  |  5 responses

Anthony Davis Wins Wooden Award, Leads Kentucky to Final

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.

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  • cbb_fanatic

    Congrats to the now legendary Big Blue Nation. And a special congrats to Anthony Davis for all his EARNED accolades. For this team to be so young (starters of 3 freshmen and 2 sophmores) these guys have made EVERYBODY a believer. The only thing bad about this team (and yes,this was a team effort….AD don’t try to do it all like some others) is that we are not going to be seeing a lot of them next season; in college, that is. They’ll be in the NBA.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    I see Anthony Davis’ Unibrow and the Kentucky Wildcats taking the NCAA Championship home, it should be a really good game though.

  • Fresh Boiardee

    He needs to stay for another year, bulk up, and develop a real inside game.


    Big wins for Kentucky and Kansas. Should be a good game. People need to quit hating on AD. Dude showed he was tough and could go toe to toe with the best of them. He lived up to the hype (the whole Kentucky team did) and they got BANNERS to show for it. What these other overhyped, suppose-to-be leaders of a team players have to show for their “impact” on the game? Nothing!!! LOL. BBN!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @fresh, in order to do what? improve his draft stock?