The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament reaches its one shining moment tonight. (See what I did there? If you watch nothing else, you'll want to see what's at the 1:20 mark. Trust me.) It is the national championship game between two of the most storied programs ever to story.
Kansas. Kentucky. Kentucky. Kansas.
These programs have combined for 20 NCAA national championship game appearances and 10 national championships. Kentucky will be going for its eighth national title all time, which would still put it three behind the University of California's southern branch campus on the all-time list. Tonight's championship game has an interesting coaching twist: it is a rematch of the coaching matchup in the 2008 national title game, where Kansas defeated Memphis. Kansas Coach Bill Self won his first national title that night over a Memphis team coached by John Calipari. Can Coach Cal get Self back?
This is your national championship game open thread. Enjoy the game. And the one One Shining Moment afterwards.
2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
National Championship Game
Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans
(2) Kansas (32-6) vs. (1) Kentucky (37-2)
6:23 pm PDT, CBS