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Kentucky Beats Kansas To Win Eighth National Title

The Kentucky Wildcats are the champions of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. UK defeated Kansas 67-59 tonight in New Orleans to claim the school’s eighth national title. Kentucky led by as many as 18 points. The Jayhawks cut the lead to five late in the second half, but UK held on to claim the victory.UK All-American Anthony Davis (pictured) was held to six points, but grabbed 16 rebounds, blocked six shots and handed out five assists. Davis was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. It’s the first career title for third year UK coach John Calipari. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images, from www.ncaa.com)

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.