It all came together one year ago today. The wait, the hard work, the anticipation — they all came to one sweet conclusion with Kentucky’s 67-59 victory over Kansas in the in New Orleans. It was UK’s eighth national championship and first since 1998, not to mention it was John Calipari’s first title.
Guest photographer, Donna Gray, gives us one more look back at Kentucky’s national championship victory over the Kansas Jayhawks and the post-game celebration.
CoachCal.com editor Eric Lindsey details the Wildcats’ national championship celebration from start to finish, a party that’s been 14 years in the making.
Lamb, UK’s second-leading scorer, simply went about his business while public fascination dwelled on his talented teammates. John Calipari, though, sensed Lamb was going to be impossible to ignore when the spotlight shone brightest for the national championship game.
Coach Cal’s players-first mantra has been parsed and criticized from all angles, but he hasn’t relented since the moment he became coach. He maintained all along that, with a focus on helping them achieve their dreams, the players would drag everyone involved with the program where they wanted to be. It’s hard to argue with him now.
NEW ORLEANS — The Kentucky Wildcats paraded around New Orleans early Tuesday morning in a celebration befitting of a national champion. Thousands of fans lined the streets, the team hotel and Bourbon Street to get a glimpse of this legendary team.
The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks Monday night, ignoring Davis’ bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over Kansas for the team’s eighth national title – and its first since 1998.
ARLINGTON, Texas – One could blame it on the hour-and-a-half delay from the four-overtime Kentucky-Baylor women’s basketball game earlier in the night, but that would be making an excuse for a UK team that showed a lot of glaring holes in its 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. No, after watching his team get […]