John Calipari finally got his basketball championship.
Excuse me if I am more than unamused.
The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Kansas Jayhawks, 67-59, in the finals in The Big Easy on Monday to claim the 2011-12 title.
While the elite group of players Calipari had in his stable proved that young men can play a child's game like grizzled veterans, it would have been disastrous if the best team in the country had not won on this grand of a stage.
This is not the "Fab Five" of Michigan or any comparison to the great teams of yesteryear in college basketball. Rather, this is a team made of many NBA-quality stars who will take their game to the next level.
But be warned: Kentucky will be loaded next year and challenge for another spot in the Final Four.
Here are some reasons why Kentucky could be better next season.