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"I wanted everybody to see, we were the best team this season," said the coach, who finally has a championship that's slipped between his thumbs in the past "We were the best team. I wanted this to be one for the ages."
One for the ages is right.
This Kentucky team may very well have five NBA lottery picks on its team in Anthony Davis, Micheal Kidd-Gilchirst, Marcus Teague, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb. Perhaps that's what sparked the comments by former NBA coach Larry Brown, saying that the Wildcats could beat an NBA team. Perhaps they could, or perhaps Brown is becoming senile. Whatever the case, Kentucky can clearly beat NCAA teams.
It's not that crazy that Kentucky won the national championship. That was expected. The way they did it, however, is something to talk about.
"I love the fact Anthony Davis goes 1-for-10, and you all say he was biggest factor of game," Calipari said. "He was 1-for-10. I asked these guys what they would do without scoring. You have an idea what he does."
Yes, we do. It's not very often that you can say a player that made 1 field goal completely controlled the game, but that was the exactly the case. Davis was everywhere last night forcing Kansas to 35 percent shooting, along with his 16 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Kentucky has only allowed three runs of 10-0 or better all year. Kansas had there chance to be the fourth one of the season, instead Tyshawn Taylor missed 1 of the 2. Following that Anthony Davis was fouled and sunk both free-throws.
While most say defense win championships, last night free throws did.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (above) is seen throwing beads of balcony of team hotel following Monday night's Championship win, Head coach John Calipari (below) is seen as well.
Photos: John Deren