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NCAA Championship: Kentucky 67, Kansas 59

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is fouled as he goes to the basket against Elijah Johnson #15 and Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Kentucky beat Kansas in the 2012 NCAA championship game. It was the eighth title in Kentucky history.

Kentucky's Anthony Davis celebrates after the NCAA Final
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Kentucky's Anthony Davis celebrates after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson (15) reacts after the
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Kansas guard Elijah Johnson (15) reacts after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center, celebrates with
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center, celebrates with his team after the NCAA college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas fans cheer before the NCAA Final Four
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Kansas fans cheer before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game between Kansas and Kentucky. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky's Terrence Jones, center, celebrates with teammates after
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Kentucky's Terrence Jones, center, celebrates with teammates after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate defeating the Kansas Jayhawks
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The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Head coach John Calipari and Kentucky President Eli
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Head coach John Calipari and Kentucky President Eli Capilouto hold the trophy after the Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship. (April 2, 2012)

The Kentucky Wildcats huddle together during the National
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The Kentucky Wildcats huddle together during the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats
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Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats (R) hugs head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks after defeating him 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during the
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kevin Young #40, Thomas Robinson #0 and Tyshawn
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Kevin Young #40, Thomas Robinson #0 and Tyshawn Taylor #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks walk off the court after losing to the Kentucky Wildcats 67-59 in the National Championship. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the
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Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the
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Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky guard Doron Lamb,left, forward Terrence Jones (3)
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Kentucky guard Doron Lamb,left, forward Terrence Jones (3) and guard Marquis Teague celebrate after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23), forward Eloy Vargas
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Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23), forward Eloy Vargas (30) and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) celebrate after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game. (April 2, 2012)

The Kentucky bench cheers during the second half
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The Kentucky bench cheers during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks sits
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Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks sits on the bench during the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) reacts during the
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Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) reacts during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) drives ot the
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Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) drives ot the basket in front of Kansas center Jeff Withey, left, and forward Thomas Robinson, behind, during the second half of an NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game. (April 2, 2012)

Ashley Judd cheers watches the second half of
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Ashley Judd cheers watches the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game between Kentucky and Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas' Elijah Johnson looks on during the second
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Kansas' Elijah Johnson looks on during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kentucky. (April 2, 2012)

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks
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Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks the ball in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives
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Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives on Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky's Terrence Jones (3) tries to block a
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Kentucky's Terrence Jones (3) tries to block a shot by Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor during the second half. (April 2, 2012)

Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes
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Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot in front of Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes
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Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot in front of Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Ashley Judd cheers while she watches the second
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Ashley Judd cheers while she watches the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game between Kentucky and Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats lays
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats lays the ball up in front of Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks
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Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball. (April 2, 2012)

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes
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Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes up for the ball against Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas' Thomas Robinson (0) drives to the basket
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Kansas' Thomas Robinson (0) drives to the basket over Kentucky defenders. (April 2, 2012)

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes
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Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes up for a shot against Darius Miller #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats. (April 2, 2012)

Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats and
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Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats and Kevin Young #40 of the Kansas Jayhawks go after a loose ball. (April 2, 2012)

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats
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Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts. (April 2, 2012)

Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes
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Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot against Kevin Young #40 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky's Anthony Davis, center, drives to the basket
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Kentucky's Anthony Davis, center, drives to the basket past Kansas' Jeff Withey, right, during the second half. (April 2, 2012)

Lindsey Newman leaps up to slap hands after
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Lindsey Newman leaps up to slap hands after a Kentucky score against Kansas while she and a group of friends watched the broadcast of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four title game, at Darren's Pub in Henderson, Ky. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas' Thomas Robinson (0) loses the ball over
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Kansas' Thomas Robinson (0) loses the ball over Kentucky's Terrence Jones (3) during the second half. (April 2, 2012)

A Kentucky Wildcats fan holds up a sign
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A Kentucky Wildcats fan holds up a sign during half time as the Wildcats take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky guard Marquis Teague (25) goes to the
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Kentucky guard Marquis Teague (25) goes to the basket for a layup past Kansas guard Travis Releford (24). (April 2, 2012)

Doron Lamb #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts
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Doron Lamb #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the first half behind teammate Marquis Teague #25 against the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky's Doron Lamb, left, reacts with teammate Marquis
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Kentucky's Doron Lamb, left, reacts with teammate Marquis Teague. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas' Jeff Withey fights for a loose ball
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Kansas' Jeff Withey fights for a loose ball with Kentucky's Anthony Davis, right. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts. (April 2,
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Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky's Doron Lamb reacts during the first half
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Kentucky's Doron Lamb reacts during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots
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Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots over Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Terrence Jones (3) slides on the
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Kentucky forward Terrence Jones (3) slides on the floor as he tries to gain control in front of Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) and center Jeff Withey (5). (April 2, 2012)

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats
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Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts along with the referee in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots
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Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots over Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) shoots over Kentucky's
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Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) shoots over Kentucky's Anthony Davis (23). (April 2, 2012)

Kansas players react on the bench. (April 2,
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Kansas players react on the bench. (April 2, 2012)

The ball is tipped off to begin the
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The ball is tipped off to begin the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is fouled as he goes to the basket against Elijah Johnson #15 and Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) leaps for a
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Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) leaps for a rebound over forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) and Kansas center Jeff Withey (5). (April 2, 2012)

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) drives the the
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Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) drives the the basket. (April 2, 2012)

Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks
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Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game. (April 2, 2012)

A Kansas Jayhawks fan cheers on her team
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A Kansas Jayhawks fan cheers on her team before the Jayhawks take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the National Championship Game. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas players join hands before their NCAA Final
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Kansas players join hands before their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kentucky. (April 2, 2012)

The Kentucky band plays before the NCAA Final
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The Kentucky band plays before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas. (April 2, 2012)

A cheerleader from the Kentucky Wildcats performs before
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A cheerleader from the Kentucky Wildcats performs before the National Championship Game. (April 2, 2012)

A general view as The Fray performs the
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A general view as The Fray performs the national anthem before the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game. (April 2, 2012)

Cheerleaders from the Kentucky Wildcats perform before the
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Cheerleaders from the Kentucky Wildcats perform before the National Championship Game. (April 2, 2012)

Kansas players join together before the start of
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Kansas players join together before the start of their game. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) lies on the
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Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) lies on the court after falling hard. (April 2, 2012)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats is fouled as he goes to the basket against Elijah Johnson #15 and Jeff Withey #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks. (April 2, 2012)

Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) falls to the
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Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) falls to the floor while battling with Kansas center Jeff Withey (5). (April 2, 2012)

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