Mar 25, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Jeff Withey cuts the net off of the hoop after the finals of the midwest region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Edward Jones Dome. Kansas won 80-67. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Final Four 2012: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville And Ohio State Are Still Dancing

Kansas escapes from the Midwest regional of the tournament bracket to compete in March Madness's crown jewel, the 2012 NCAA Final Four.

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NCAA National Championship Schedule: Kentucky, Kansas Tip Off In Primetime

It's April 2, and March Madness is—well, stay with me here—March Madness is just about to end. On 8:23 p.m. CDT the Kansas Jayhawks and the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats will come together in the Louisiana Superdome for the end of the tournament, the 2012 NCAA National Championship. You'll find it on CBS.

This is just me speaking as an NBA fan, but I'm mostly going to be watching the proceedings for the sake of Anthony Davis and his absurd dunks and his implausibly long arms. Do I feel a little weird that he's spent a year in college basketball camp because the NBA has barred high-schoolers from participating in the draft, thereby perpetuating a corrupt cartel? Well, yes. But it's happening, and you have exactly one more chance to watch the kid dominate at an artificially low level of competition.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, take a good, long look around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub, where they've been covering this year's tournament since before Anthony Davis was born.

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Final Four 2012 Schedule: Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes Await March Madness Capper

As Kentucky and Louisville continue their battle for the first bid in the NCAA National Championship, two teams wait for their own chance at the 2012 Final Four. Kansas vs. Ohio State is the other game on the schedule, and the Jayhawks and Buckeyes will square off after the close of Game 1—scheduled at 7:49 CDT. Unanimous All-American Thomas Robinson and the Jayhawks, who escaped from an upset-filled Midwest regional as the No. 2 seed, will face another No. 2 in Ohio State after beating the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels 80-67 in their Elite Eight matchup in St. Louis.

With Anthony Davis and the Wildcats leading handily in the second half, it looks like whoever crosses the Final Four finish line will have their work cut out for them against Kentucky and their dominant freshman.

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Final Four 2012: Kentucky Wildcats Probably Wouldn't Beat A Bad NBA Team After All

This always comes up eventually, when March Madness is all the way upon us and it's hard to remember that there's a professional basketball league—2012 Final Four watchers, impressed by the prohibitive-favorite Kentucky Wildcats, are wondering aloud if they could beat a terrible NBA team under NCAA Tournament rules. So much for the Louisville Cardinals, right? The answer, according to bookmakers: Probably not.

The Washington Wizards, in case you've forgotten, are 12-39. So yes: Anthony Davis is an outstanding player having an outstanding season. But Kentucky alum and Wiz guard John Wall is a great cautionary tale here. In one year with the Wildcats, in 2009-10, Wall had a PER of 22.3; it fell to 15.8 in a full season of NBA play. DeMarcus Cousins, as big forwards often do, dominated the college PER rankings, with a 34.2; in his first year with the Sacramento Kings it was down to 14.6, before jumping back up this season.

That's not even taking into account all the players on the Kentucky roster who won't get near an NBDL court. The Wildcats have some players who could possibly turn into great NBA players. The Wizards, as bad as they are, have a bunch of great college players who've already turned into NBA players. There's a big difference.

Elsewhere on SB Nation St. Louis: Enjoy a complete 2012 Final Four schedule, with TV broadcast times and stations and a last-second printable bracket.

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Final Four 2012 Schedule: Louisville Vs. Kentucky Kicks Off Last March Madness Leg

The 2012 Final Four is finally about to begin, and if your love of March Madness is strictly calendar-based this is the last gig on the schedule for you and the 2012 NCAA Tournament: The National Championship will be all the way in April, which has no easily alliterative name for temporary insanity. Louisville vs. Kentucky is the first leg of the action, with the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats just a No. 4 seed away from their long-awaited championship appearance; the champion of the Midwest regional, Kansas, will take on Ohio State later. Time and TV broadcast information:

For 2012 Final Four coverage all night, stick to SB Nation St. Louis's March Madness storystream; their you'll find score updates, complaining about Saint Louis University's lot in life, and even a printable Final Four bracket, if you're tired of looking at all the scratching-out on your original copy.
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Final Four 2012 Schedule: Saturday Closes NCAA Tournament's March Madness

Terrible revelation about March Madness: The 2012 NCAA Tournament ends in April. The end of March Madness, as it were, is the Final Four on Saturday, March 31, when the Kansas Jayhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Kentucky Wildcats, and Louisville Cardinals tangle in New Orleans for actual-month-of-March supremacy. As for this whole April national championship thing—well, whatever. We can talk about that if you're interested.

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (7:49 p.m. CDT, CBS)

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (5:09 p.m. CDT, CBS)

The unfortunate thing about any basketball tournament, especially one with this much hype, is that as the games get much better we start to see far fewer of them. If you can wait until five you'll be able to briefly repeat the Round of 64 experience. Enjoy.

You can find more 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket available at SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub. There you'll find our printable NCAA Tournament bracket and any additional Final Four analysis you need as the best mass in New Orleans.

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Final Four 2012 Schedule: NCAA Tournament Draws To A Close Saturday

March Madness—and March, for that matter—is drawing to a close, and with it the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Here's a Final Four schedule for Saturday's action. The action begins when the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Lousiville Cardinals; the champions of the Midwest regional, the Kansas Jayhawks, will wait to face the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes. The winners move on to the National Championship; the losers tell themselves, from this moment forward, that they got to the Final Four, and go no further in their reminiscences. Which is satisfying in its own way, I guess.

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (5:09 p.m. Central, CBS)

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (7:49 p.m. Central, CBS)

More 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket news and views are available at SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub. There you'll find a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and just about all the Final Four analysis you need as the best of the best mass in New Orleans.

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Final Four 2012: Kansas's Thomas Robinson A Unanimous All-American

March Madness has been concentrated, by means of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, into this year's Final Four, and Kansas Jayhawks fans are probably too busy to notice, but it's happened anyway: Junior star Thomas Robinson has been named an AP All-American—more impressively, he was named that unanimously. After two years with limited playing time, Robinson has emerged in 2011-12 fully formed, averaging 17.7 points and 11.8 rebounds and finishing second in the Big 12 with a PER of 27.8.

With Markieff and Marcus Morris gone, Robinson was always a candidate to have this kind of season, but it's been impressive to watch anyway. Now, with just two games separating him from the National Championship, he has a chance to top his season off with a little Kansas immortality.

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