By Keith Antigiovanni
The participants for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Final Four in New Orleans will be the Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Kansas last made the Final Four in 2008 when they won the National Title over Memphis and will be in its' 14th Final Four overall. Kentucky clinched its' 15th Final Four appearance and has now made it in back to back years under Coach John Calipari. Kentucky last won the National title in 1998.
The Wildcats in-state rival Louisville Cardinals are in their first Final Four since 2005 and are trying to win their first National Title since 1986. Ohio State is also returning to the Final Four for the first time since 2007 and are looking for their first championship since 1960.
Next saturday the matchups will be Kentucky vs Louisville and Kansas vs Ohio State.
Defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart won his second race of the season at Fontana to help continue his climb in the point standings. Stewart won a rain-shortened race (129 out of 200 laps) and is now fourth overall.
Overall Point Standings Thru 5 Weeks (Top 10)
1. Greg Biffle 195
2. Kevin Harvick 188
3. Junior 178
4. Stewart 177 2 wins
5. Martin Truex Jr. 175
6. Matt Kenseth 173 1 win
7. Denny Hamlin 171 1 win
8. Clint Bowyer 157
9. Jimmie Johnson 156
10. Ryan Newman 155
Jimmie Johnson won his appeal this past week which gave him back the 25 points that was taken away after the opening race in February.