College Basketball Nation: 2012 National Championship

NEW ORLEANS -- The night before the national championship game, Bruiser Flint joined John Calipari and a few others in a hotel room.

Flint, who worked with Calipari at UMass, got the Kentucky coach to riff on the old days and spin some good tales about recruiting road trips.

When Flint walked into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to watch the title game, one of the other people from the hotel room pulled the Drexel coach aside.

"He said, 'Man, I'm really glad you were in there. We needed someone to break the ice,'" Flint said. "You know, it was pretty intense in there."

Intense because Kentucky had the best team in the country by a country mile and everyone knew it, especially the people in the Commonwealth who have waited 14 long years for another title.

Longtime basketball writer Dick Jerardi said an hour before the game that he feared this national championship against Kansas could look an awful lot like Secretariat at the 1973 Belmont Stakes, so good were the Wildcats.

He was right. Kentucky is, indeed, a tremendous machine.

And Calipari knew it. He knew he had the best thoroughbreds in the barn, an amalgamation whose talent is only outdone by its unexpected unselfishness.

Yet for a week, at least publicly, the Wildcats coach has stubbornly insisted winning a national championship would do nothing for him, that his first trophy wouldn't rubber stamp a career 30 arduous years in the making.

And when the trophy was his, the nets were cut and the eighth national championship for Kentucky locked up, with a 67-59 win against Kansas, Calipari refused to edit the script.

"I'm glad it's done," he said. "Now I can get about my business of coaching basketball, getting these players to be the best that they can be. I don't have to hear the drama. I can just coach now. I don't have to worry. If you want to know the truth, it's almost like, 'Done. Let me move on.'"

For Dana O'Neil's full story, click here.
NEW ORLEANS -- How did the Kentucky Wildcats just win the 2012 national title?

"We were the best team this season," coach John Calipari said.

"They were playing with pros," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That didn't hurt, either."

Simple enough, right? Assemble the best freshman class in the country -- including a star center, Anthony Davis, that changes the game in ways both literal and metaphysical. Get Terrence Jones to decide to eschew a pre-lockout NBA draft and come back for his sophomore season. Keep senior Darius Miller around for leadership and savvy. A few months later, win the national title.

On Monday night, Kentucky made that process look remarkably easy in its 67-59 win over Kansas. It is this team's unique genius that the most difficult accomplishment in college basketball, and one of the most difficult in sports -- win six do-or-die games in a row -- can, once accomplished, seem downright rote.

Kentucky was the best team. It had the best players. Of course it won. Duh.

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Chris Steppig/US PRESSWIREKentucky's Anthony Davis tied a championship game record with six blocked shots.
But that explanation is not sufficient. There's more to it than simply talent.

How did the Wildcats storm the NCAA tournament with a brand of dominance not seen since the 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels, and rarely seen before? How did they end that run by snuffing out an experienced, tough-as-nails Kansas squad, one led by a top-five pick and one of the best coaches in the country? How did Calipari's team go from "wow, these guys look talented" to "NCAA champions" in five short months? Here's how:

Dominant interior defense.

This is no surprise, of course: All season long, the college basketball world has marveled at Davis' shot-blocking and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's defensive will, and the way this team has made the typically simple act of scoring in the paint a feat akin to a 30-foot 3-point shot. Kentucky opponents ranked last in the country in two-point field goal percentage and overall effective field goal percentage this season.

This ability was rarely more obvious than on Monday night. Davis and Co. held Kansas to 17-of-51 (just 33.3 percent) inside the arc. Robinson and frontcourt mate Jeff Withey combined to go 8-of-25 from the field, all of which were two-point attempts. Davis' six blocks (and Jones' two) had much to do with this, of course.

But it goes far beyond sheer blocks. On Monday night, it was attributable to Davis' sheer presence -- the way he obviously and subtly affects his opponents' psyche with the knowledge that he's always around, somewhere close, waiting to send their shot the other way.

It stemmed from Davis' freakish mix of length, athleticism and agility; we've never seen a player so good at challenging more than one shot on any given possession, and few who can leave their man to contest a penetrating guard or a post move, but still recover quickly enough to grab rebounds and stop second chances. Davis was always hovering near Robinson Monday night, always ready to leap over and challenge the opposite post, while still able to grab 16 rebounds, 12 of them defensive.

And Jones was great in his own right Monday night -- and all season -- too. Charged with battling Robinson for post position, he rarely allowed KU's star to catch the ball cleanly near the rim. Instead, as Kansas swung the ball around the perimeter, Jones shifted with Robinson, moving his body to either side to prevent the post entry and disallow Robinson from sealing him over the top.

It was a clinical post defense performance. Robinson felt its effects -- and Davis' presence, and the sheer combined strength and speed Kentucky has used to dominate opponents around the rim all season -- in a Nov. 15 loss in Madison Square Garden. And he felt it again in the national championship game.

Incredibly balanced, efficient offense.

For all the talk of this defense (and it has dominated the Kentucky discussion for much of the year), the Wildcats' best trait for most of the 2012 season -- particularly during its undefeated SEC regular-season blitzkrieg -- was its offense. Hello, Monday's first half; goodbye, Kansas Jayhawks.

In Monday's first half, Kentucky scored 41 points on 16-of-30 shooting, including 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. It bumrushed the Jayhawks in a variety of ways, both in slower half-court sets and fast-break opportunities. Doron Lamb took the lead in the first half as he did throughout the game, scoring 22 points on 7-for-12 from the field, 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. When Kansas' defense shaped up in the second half and held Kentucky to just 26 points, Lamb's 10, including two key back-to-back killer 3s to stave off an even earlier Jayhawks push, were absolutely crucial.

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Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREDoron Lamb hit two crucial 3s for Kentucky to stave off a KU run.
But the Wildcats were balanced in their early breakout, too: Jones had six points, Kidd-Gilchrist 11, Teague nine, Miller three and Davis zero. (You don't need to score when you dominate every other facet of the game like Davis did.)

All of which was emblematic of the Wildcats' offensive style this season. As Calipari was fond of touting, no UK player averaged more than 11 shots per game this season. Their usage rates, per, were as follows (in order of highest to lowest):

Terrence Jones: 22.6 percent
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 21.7 percent
Marquis Teague: 21.1 percent
Anthony Davis: 19.1 percent
Darius Miller: 18.9 percent
Doron Lamb: 18.1 percent

That is the utter definition of balance, and it's precisely what made this team so good: There was no one option opposing teams could lock in on and stop at all costs, no "if they don't do this, they'll lose" quality available to scouts and assistant coaches. If you stop Davis -- if he shoots 1-for-10 -- well, big whoop. You still had to guard Teague on ball screens, Lamb on off-ball screens (on curls and fades and every manner of creative methods to get easy open shots), Jones in the low block and on the offensive glass, Kidd-Gilchrist in penetration and on the fast break, Miller in the mid-range. There was no way you could do all of it all the time, for a full 40 minutes.

If the Wildcats played well, they would beat you. Now that I think about it, that part really is sort of simple.

The unique nature of this once-in-a-generation group.

Hard-nosed interior defense. Offensive balance between six remarkable, multifaceted talents. These are the two primary qualities the Wildcats brought to the floor for nearly all of 2011-12, and they're why Big Blue Nation got to celebrate the program's eighth national title Monday night. (And Tuesday morning. And probably Tuesday night. And Wednesday. And Thursday ...)

Getting to this point -- to get to the national title, to create this remarkable team -- wasn't merely a matter of recruiting this talent and letting it go do their thing. And voila! National title! That's not how it works. Calipari had to do his finest coaching job of all-time, too. He had to meld these players together into that all-hands-on-deck offensive attack, had to get them to defend every possession like it was their last, and he had to embark on a near-constant process of adjustment and acclimatization.

There are plenty of examples of this in the 2011-12 season, but perhaps the most noteworthy is how much Calipari changed the pace of the Wildcats' attack in SEC play. Kentucky averaged 70.7 possessions per game in nonconference play. This was vintage Cal, vintage Kentucky: Uptempo, utilizing the dribble-drive motion offense, overwhelming opponents with sheer talent until they finally were forced to relent.

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Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREAs the season progressed, freshman point guard Marquis Teague began to find more control.
But Teague struggled. He was prone to turnovers and forced shots; he was trying to do too much, to be the all-everything point guard he was in high school, when he was the No. 1-ranked player at his position in his recruiting class. So Calipari slowed the Wildcats down. In 16 SEC games, they averaged just 62.6 possessions. The slower pace made the game easier for Teague. He rushed less, controlled more. As a result, his assist-to-turnover ratio skyrocketed. Meanwhile, Kentucky's best defensive trait -- that inside rim-protecting defense -- was allowed to establish itself, as opponents found themselves stuck playing UK in a halfcourt game.

And so it was that the Wildcats were able to enter the tournament as a team capable of playing fast or slow, on the break or in the fray, with a freshman point guard that calmly and coolly worked the Wildcats away from two sets of upset-minded, turnover-forcing guard corps at Louisville and Kansas. Those teams made their late runs. The tension built. But Teague, a world away from November and December, was ready.

These Wildcats won't be easily replicated. There are few players in the world like Davis, who grew to become the nation's most dominant player years after most top prep stars have already been groomed and coddled beyond recognition. There are few top-5 picks like Kidd-Gilchrist, as acutely aware of his strengths and weaknesses -- and as willing to play within the game, to do whatever it takes to win -- as any elite star we've seen in decades. There are few players like Jones, the sophomore big enough to play power forward but skilled enough to plug holes on the perimeter as well.

These players, and their teammates, arrived at this season with both tangible and intangible qualities that primed them for success. Calipari had to find them, first and foremost. But he also had to mold them. They had to trust him, too.

And their willingness to do all of the above -- their special qualities and complementary abilities and sincere care for more than draft hype and touches, but for more lasting glory -- transcended any of the easy labels foist upon them by the outside world.

"What I wanted them to show was that we were not just a talented team," Calipari said, just minutes after cutting down the nets in honor of his first national championship. "We were a defensive team, and we were a team that shared the ball.

"I wanted that. I told them I wanted this to be one for the ages. Go out there and show everyone what kind of team you are, even though we were young. It doesn't matter how young you are. It's how you play together."

That will be the lasting lesson of the 2012 national champion Kentucky Wildcats: Youth only means so much. Talent, too. Greatness requires so much more.

This team had all of it, everything it takes on offense and defense and in the locker room and on the sideline. On Monday night, they made sure we'd remember that more than anything else. And so we will.

Or, at least, we should. Because winning a national title like this team just won a national title is never -- despite appearances to the contrary -- as simple as it looks.
NEW ORLEANS -- The questions will stop now about whether John Calipari can win the final game, the national championship.

So what's next for him?

"Before I leave coaching, I would like to coach an undefeated team,'' Calipari told ESPN after Monday night's 67-59 national championship victory over Kansas at the Superdome.

"I would like to coach an undefeated team, before I'm done with this. Why? Because it can't be done, so let's chase that.''

Indiana was the last to go undefeated, in 1976, at 32-0. UNLV nearly did it in 1991 with 34 straight wins before losing to Duke in the national semifinals.

Will Calipari stick around Kentucky and the college game to make an attempt?

For Andy Katz's full story, click here.

NEW ORLEANS -- Doron Lamb made quite an impression on John Calipari -- in August.

“He’s our best basketball player,’’ Calipari said on Aug. 8 to

“[Doron] can take the pressure off those freshmen so they don’t have to be anyone else but themselves.’’

Who knew that Lamb would be the most productive player in the national title game.

Lamb wasn’t the most dominant. That honor went to national player of the year Anthony Davis, who was able to finish off Kansas with 16 rebounds, six blocks and five assists in Kentucky’s 67-59 national championship win Monday night at the Superdome.

Lamb was the most offensive of any player wearing white Monday night.

He finished with 22 points, making three 3s and becoming the type of player who wins titles -- the one who is left open and seems to be the least discussed during all the pregame talk.

“You saw it,’’ said Calipari Monday night. “At shootaround he was unbelievable. I told him and the team that he was going to have 25, you watch. And he went about it the right way and prepared to play great and he did.’’

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Mark Cornelison/Getty ImagesDoron Lamb hit three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points in the national title game.
Kansas couldn’t find Lamb, especially in the first half.

“He played excellent,’’ Davis said. “He shot the ball well, pushed it in transition and didn’t get rattled. He didn’t get outmuscled.’’

Lamb helped extend the Wildcats’ lead into double figures fast.

“It feels great,’’ said Lamb of the title and his performance. “I told coach Cal at shootaround that I would have a great game. I had to turn out a big game and I made a ton of shots so I’m happy for my team. I’m happy for my teammates and I’m happy for myself.’’

Lamb said earlier this weekend that he spent a recruiting Midnight Madness in Lawrence but ultimately chose Kentucky over Kansas. Lamb is from Queens so he would have been a major hit for a New York-area school had he decided to stay home. But as soon as he went to Oak Hill Academy (Va.) he was national.

And, of course, by going to Kentucky he knew he gave up the chance to be a star.

He had his moments with Kentucky, scoring 32 points in a win over Winthrop last year. He had a few 26-point games earlier this season. But Lamb was never a primary option.

Davis was the focal point. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was the drive on this team, always ready to make a play. Marquis Teague was the point. Terrence Jones was a matchup slasher and Darius Miller was a glue guy who could change the tone of the game.

But Lamb was always lurking as the Wildcats’ top shooter.

He saved his best for last.

Who knows if this means he’ll go to the NBA draft. He shouldn’t bolt when he has the chance to be a front-line star next season. He deserves his turn to be the focus on the perimeter.

“When I first got here, all they talked about was [title] No. 8 and now I’m sure it’s going crazy,’’ Lamb said. “I just had to make shots and be aggressive on offense.’’

Lamb seized the opportunity. That’s all anybody could ask and now he has a lifetime memory for himself and for Kentucky.

Kentucky runs away with national title

April, 3, 2012

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Anthony Davis cuts down the nets after winning most outstanding player and leading Kentucky to its eighth national championship with a game that no player has ever had in the NCAA tournament.

The Kentucky Wildcats outscored the Kansas Jayhawks 20-9 in transition, the sixth straight game Kentucky outscored its opponent in transition and the fifth time in six tournament games it scored 20 transition points.

The win gives the Wildcats their eighth national championship, second only to UCLA (11), and their 38th win of the season, the most ever in men’s Division I basketball. (Memphis went 38-2 in 2008 but later had all its wins vacated because of NCAA violations.)

No. 1 seeds improve to 7-2 against No. 2 seeds in the national title game since seeding began in 1979. Kentucky is the second top overall seed to win the title since the overall seeding began in 2004 (Florida was the first, in 2007).

Anthony Davis finished with 6 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 blocks, 3 steals. He’s the first player in NCAA tournament history to reach those marks in a single game.

He’s the fourth freshman to be named most outstanding player in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and first since Carmelo Anthony in 2003.

He scored just 24 points in the Final Four, the fewest by the Most Outstanding Player since Patrick Ewing scored 18 en route to Georgetown's national title in 1984. Only three other players have scored fewer points in the Final Four and won the award.

Davis blocked six shots and altered two more -- both of them on attempts by Jeff Withey -- tying Joakim Noah in 2006 for the most blocks in a national championship game. He also set the freshman record with 186 blocks in a season.

He blocked or altered 18.2 percent of Kentucky's opponents' 2-point field-goal attempts during the tournament, including 15.7 percent against Kansas on Monday. Davis finished tied for the second-most blocks (29) ever in a single tournament and altered an additional 28 shots.

The Wildcats blocked 11 shots as a team, the most ever in the national championship game. The previous record was 10 by 2011 UConn and 2006 Florida.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the third national title game featuring a rematch between coaches who had previously met in the national title game, and the first in 50 years. John Calipari is the first of the three coaches to lose the first matchup and win the rematch.

Kansas shot a season-worst 33.3 percent on 2-point field goals, including just 11-for-25 on dunks and layups (44 percent). The Jayhawks shot 36.4 percent inside the arc earlier this season against the Wildcats, their second-worst 2-point field goal percentage in a game this season.

Thomas Robinson finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds, just the sixth player in the past 40 years -- and third from Kansas -- to put up a line like that in the title game. Nick Collison, Ed O’Bannon, Danny Manning, Akeem Olajuwon and Bill Walton are the others.

Withey had just 5 points, but added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks, passing Noah for the most blocks in a single NCAA tournament (31).

Kansas lost in the national title game for the sixth time, tied with Duke for the most ever.

Kentucky's recruiting pitch is complete

April, 3, 2012
Whether or not you choose to believe it, there is a perception that exists in the world of college basketball at this very moment. It’s the conviction that many within the inner sanctums at the highest levels of college basketball share. Some even acknowledge it though they won’t say so publicly.

They can’t beat Kentucky on the recruiting trail.

When asked if it was a good idea to root for John Calipari and UK in the championship game, one high-major assistant conceded. “I probably should,” the coach said. “Maybe he’ll leave [for the NBA] if they win.”

And that’s what it has come to for people who aspire to recruit against the Wildcats.

The Kentucky Wildcats, under Calipari, are the dominant recruiting program in college basketball. They own the nation’s past three No. 1 recruiting classes and have an inside track on an unprecedented fourth in modern times. They are in the midst of a recruiting dynasty and Monday night’s championship game was the coronation of the champion on and off the court.

Beating Kansas 67-59 allowed Calipari to hoist the national championship trophy and exorcise any basketball demons that haunted him in past shortcomings. There isn’t a coach in the country who can continue to use the “they can’t win the big game with one-and-dones” anymore.

Whispers heard. Point proven.

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Mark Cornelison/Getty ImagesKentucky's John Calipari is now the undisputed champion on and off the court.
And it's not over. Arizona’s hold on the top spot in this year's recruiting class is in jeopardy. As the Big Blue spend the next few days being serenaded and celebrated, two kids -- Shabazz Muhammad (rated No. 2 by ESPN) and Nerlens Noel (ESPN's No. 1) -- will watch it all unfold. At least one of them is going to Kentucky; any result other than that would be shocking. Landing both of them would surprise no one. Missing both isn’t likely to happen. History, and recent recruiting success tells us it’s not likely to occur. It’s possible, but highly improbable.

Calipari has established an ongoing pipeline from Lexington to the greenroom of the NBA draft. He holds the keys to an NBA future and that’s the single most important thing to kids of this generation. Tyler Hansbrough coveted a national championship. Those guys are few and far between in terms of the elite players, in 2012 and beyond.

The mindset of many players has changed and evolved. Kids would rather go through the drive-thru line than take their time and stay a while in college. Kentucky is the undisputed leader -- and it’s not even that close -- of one-and-done players. Calipari doesn't agree with the NBA rule but he sure knows how to work within the confines of it. Plus, the guys they’ve put into the league are, for the most part, playing well in the NBA.

On top of the ridiculous success Cal has had in Lexington (still undefeated at Rupp Arena), he claims Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans as pseudo-Kentucky guys because, whether they are Tigers or Wildcats, they are part of the pipeline of one-year collegians who went directly to the pros that Calipari has skillfully crafted. The brand is stronger than anyone’s, the recruiting pitch has no holes and the success rate would be silly to challenge. Where’s the weakness?

What about the vacated Final Fours under Calipari’s watch? Legitimate question, but it’s more important to the fans than the kids. Those wins aren’t coming back and they can’t be swept under the rug. Those victories and the subsequent penalties happened. The issue there is that a vacated Final Four at Memphis and another at Massachusetts means zilch to many high school stars who now see a national title in their first season en route to the NBA. Kids live in the moment. They worry about the now. Not every elite player buys the UK pitch, but of the ones who do, UK mows them down.

Trust me, the elite programs in college basketball know this is true. They also know that the climate in college basketball, the setup Kentucky has and the roll that it has on is as close to a sure thing as we’ve seen in quite some time. The Cats sit atop the college basketball world both on the court and in recruiting arena.

It’s not crazy to adopt a new ideal. Using the theory “he’s going to Kentucky,” especially if it’s a one-and-done player until otherwise notified, isn’t a bad bet. There are too many cases to argue otherwise. Sure, every now and then they’ll lose out on a guy they truly wanted. That might happen next week. But at this moment they are prohibitive favorites for nearly any player that they elect to offer a scholarship. They are that dominant.

Kentucky unleashes a pro approach to nearly everything in their program. Calipari’s “Pro Day” idea … brilliant. UK’s embarrassingly lavish dorm set up … spectacular. Drake. World Wide Wes. LeBron James. Ashley Judd. Former pro players on the coaching staff. … Use it if you got it.

The Wildcats are national champions. They are also a problem for the upper crust of college basketball programs that don’t reside in Lexington, and that includes everybody. From Duke to Carolina, from Kansas to UCLA, Florida to Connecticut and everyone in between.

Competitors -- publicly and privately -- understand the risks of going all-in against the Wildcats for a player. You might get blasted by the force of the snowball that Calipari pushes down the mountain. It’s rolling downhill and you either get out of the way or make an erroneous business decision to take a stand. Either way, the momentum for the Cats carries them to new heights in the present recruiting landscape.

Monday was the byproduct of the talent acquisition's endgame. There’s likely to be more because this program plugged up the biggest hole in its recruiting pitch. Now you can be the first pick in the draft and national champion.

There is nothing more to say. The recruiting pitch is complete.

Video: Calipari talks with Katz

April, 3, 2012

John Calipari talks to Andy Katz after Kentucky's win over Kansas.

Video: Kentucky's Terrence Jones

April, 3, 2012

Andy Katz talks with Kentucky's Terrence Jones following the Wildcats win over Kansas in national championship game.

Video: Anthony Davis on winning title

April, 3, 2012

Anthony Davis, named the Final Four's most outstanding player, talks about Kentucky's title win over Kansas.

Video: Jay Bilas on Kentucky's win

April, 3, 2012

Jay Bilas breaks down Kentucky's win over Kansas.

Video: Katz, King wrap-up UK's title

April, 3, 2012
AM ET's Andy Katz and Jason King wrap up Kentucky's win over Kansas in the national championship game.

Video: John Calipari talks title

April, 3, 2012

John Calipari talks to the media following Kentucky's victory over Kansas for the national title.

Video: Bill Self after the loss

April, 3, 2012

Kansas' coach talks about his team's 67-59 loss to Kentucky in the national title game.

UK was popular Tournament Challenge pick

April, 3, 2012
There were plenty of brackets to get the national championship right this year, as 35.1 percent of the 6.45 million Tournament Challenge brackets correctly picked Kentucky to win it all, by far the most popular selection in the game. That's a far cry from the 4.7 percent (out of 5.9 million brackets) to pick Connecticut last year.

There was a four-way tie atop the leader board this year with 1,780 points. However, the grand prize winner isn't necessarily coming from the pool of four to tie for the lead, but rather a drawing of the top 1 percent scorers.

President Obama's bracket

The president had North Carolina winning it all (beating Kentucky in the title game), so he could not score anymore points in the game. He finished with 1,020 points, in the 63.6th percentile.

Bill Plaschke's bracket

The "Around the Horn" panelist finished the challenge ranked 538th overall (out of 6.45 million brackets) with 1,680 points as he did pick Kentucky to beat Kansas in the final (after picking the entire Final Four correctly). Interestingly, he finished tied for fifth among all users entered in the "Around the Horn" group, 10 points behind the leaders. He picked only nine of the Sweet 16 teams, but made up for it by selecting seven of the Elite Eight correctly, and then getting all the Final Four teams right.

Notable brackets (Total points, percentile)

President Obama: (1,020; 63.6)

Jay Bilas: (1,260; 88.0)
Andy Katz: (1,180; 78.9)
Dick Vitale: (1,010; 62.9)
Doug Gottlieb: (930; 57.5)

Mike Greenberg: (620; 22.6)
Mike Golic: (1,340; 93.5)

Colin Cowherd: (1,260; 88.0)
Michelle Beadle: (460; 5.9)

Michael Wilbon: (1,160; 76.6)
Tony Kornheiser: (930; 57.5)

Scott Van Pelt: (1,290; 90.5)

LeBron James: (1,160; 76.7)

Chalk bracket (picking all higher seeds): (1,200; 81.8)
America's bracket: (1,260; 88.0)

Video: Breaking down Kentucky's win

April, 3, 2012

Dick Vitale breaks down Kentucky's win over Kansas for the national title.