No. 8 by eight. The Kentucky Wildcats capped off one of the most dominant seasons in NCAA history with a 67-59 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA national championship.
John Calipari has his first—his way. Like him or not, his masterful job of shaping this Kentucky team, full of NBA-sized egos, solidifies his candidacy as one of the best coaches of this era.
Giving credit where credit is due, Kansas played like it has all year. Its never-back-down style reflects the personality of its coach Bill Self and star Thomas Robinson. Kansas exceeded all expectations this year and continued to do so in the national championship.
Kentucky now has the NCAA record for most wins in a single season at 38-2. Let's take a look back at its historic run through the 2012 NCAA tournament.