The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the national championship game Monday night to bring a close to the 2012 edition of the NCAA Tournament.
The win marked the school's eighth national championship, which ranks second to the UCLA Bruins' 11.
Like all NCAA Tournaments, the 2012 edition was filled with fantastic matchups, gigantic upsets, dramatic moments, thrilling finishes and marquee moments that fans have come to expect from March Madness. Every year something happens that is simply unfathomable and results in pure jubilation for one team and heartbreak for another.
All tournaments feature so many compelling stories that it is nearly impossible to narrow it down to just 10.
Despite that, here is my best effort to bring you what I believe were the top 10 stories of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.