Kentucky Basketball: 5 Reasons NCAA Champs Will Be Even Better Next Season

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Reasons NCAA Champs Will Be Even Better Next Season
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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.

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