The Kentucky Wildcats have won their first NCAA Basketball title since 1998.
With the one and done stigma above them, the Kentucky Wildcats beat the Kansas Jayhawks 57-69.
“I wanted everybody to see, we were the best team this season,” said coach John Calipari. “We were the best team. I wanted this to be one for the ages.”
Anthony Davis, one more time, stole every word of the analyst as he scored only six points, but dominated every other stat on the floor as he recorded 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and three steals.
“Well, it’s not me, it’s these guys behind me,” Davis said after his 1-for-10 performance. “They led us this whole tournament. This whole game, I was struggling offensively, and I told my team, every time down, you all score the ball; I’m just gonna defend and rebound.”
“I love the fact Anthony Davis goes 1-for-10, and you all say he was the 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.”
Kentucky won the game but also covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Marquis Teague had 14 points for Kentucky and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist chipped in with 11 points.
“Nobody even expected us to be here in the first place, for us to have a great season,” KU guard Travis Releford said. “And we did. We were able to compete for a championship. We had a great year”.
Calipari had won his first championship, and he’s already thinking in the next. “What I’m hoping is there are six first-rounders on this team,” the coach said. “I’m fine with that. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.”