Junior forward Thomas Robinson scored a game-high 19 to points Saturday to help the Kansas Jayhawks earn a thrilling 64-62 victory over the Ohio St. Buckeyes in the NCAA Tournament Semifinal contest in New Orleans, LA. The Jayhawks overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to advance to the National Championship Game, where they will face the Kentucky Wildcats on Monday (9:23 p.m. ET on CBS).
Trailing 59-56 with 2:22 remaining in the game, Kansas used a 6-0 run to earn a 62-59 lead with 1:08 to go. From there, the Jayhawks used defense and a two free throws from Tyshawn Tyalor (10 points) to cement a trip to the title game for the first time since 2008, when they defeated the John Calipari-led Memphis Tigers.
The Buckeyes were paced by senior guard guard William Buford's 19 points, while sophomore center Jared Sullinger netted scored 13 points and collected 11 rebounds in probably his final game in a Ohio State uniform.