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John Calipari gets elusive title

Updated: April 3, 2012, 1:30 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

John Calipari is a lot more than a very good recruiter. He is an exceptional basketball coach. And now he is a national champion.

That was really the one thing missing from his résumé. That all changed on Monday when his Kentucky Wildcats cut down the nets after beating the Kansas Jayhawks, 67-59.

Kentucky won its first national title since 1998 and eighth overall. Only UCLA has more championships in men's college basketball.

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