John Calipari gets his ring. With his group of NBA bound freshman, led by the MOP and Player of the Year Anthony Davis, who dominated the game with 6 points, 16 rebounds, 6 blocks, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Kentucky defeated Kansas 67-59. Calipari, who downplayed the importance of winning his first title sure did coach the hell out of his team all game and ended the season 38-2. His team was in control all game and even when the Jayhawks cut the deficit to 6 late in the second half, Kentucky was able to keep maintain their poise as if they had known each other for more the 7 months they have been on campus together.
This was a tournament that got more buzz for lane violations that helped decide games (3) than buzzer beaters (0). In the end though it was Kentucky’s dominance that will be remembered. The Wildcats never trailed in the second half of the NCAA tournament. This is what Kentucky fans were hoping for when they got Coach Calipari from Memphis. Kentucky has 5 potential first round picks on this team and I think two future NBA All-Stars in Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. So now Calipari must reload his team to make another run next year but if you look at the Rivals 150, you will notice they have verbal commitments from the #12, #19, #39 prospects in the country. Oh by the way, they are still in the hunt for the #1 and #7 prospects too. Kentucky is back and will be elite as long as John Calipari is there.
I’m sure Ashley Judd is happy. You got your title Kentucky, enjoy it. To quote Jim Nantz: “The Kentucky coronation is complete!” Just don’t burn too many couches.