2022 Final Four: Game One
The 2022 Final Four matchup headlines were almost solely focused on the other side of the bracket with the historic game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels. With that being said Kansas and Villanova have both been here before and will not lay down in the National Championship game. Bill Self and Jay Wright are both phenomenal coaches and the game could have been its own all-time Final Four moment. Unfortunately, the Villanova Wildcats would be without star player Justin Moore after he tore his Achilles tendon at the end of the team’s Elite Eight matchup against the Houston Cougars.
1 Seed Kansas Jayhawks Vs. 2 Seed Villanova Wildcats
It felt like this game was destined to go in favor of the Kansas Jayhawks from the moment the ball tipped in the air. The team led the game wire to wire to return to the National Championship for the first time since 2012. Villanova just couldn’t get their shots to fall early and fell into an early hole they could not dig themselves out of throughout the game. Kansas poured on an early onslaught that would help them maintain the lead despite a few Wildcats runs throughout the game.
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Kansas ended the game with a field goal percentage of 53.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 54.2 percent. The leaders for the Jayhawks were David McCormack who posted 25 points and 9 rebounds along with Ochai Agbaji who posted 21 points. Both players only missed two shots each in the game. It was an onslaught from the beginning and now Kansas will face off in a Blue Blood showdown with the National Championship on the line. They await the winner between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels in their 2022 Final Four matchup.