Young Team Shows Maturity

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W on and done.The University of Kentucky is NCAA men’s basketball champion for the eighth time and Wildcats coach John Calipari for the first after beating Kansas 67-59 before a crowd of 70,913 Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

After a season in which this young team that started three freshmen and two sophomores was debated and discussed because of its youth (and because at least two of those freshmen are expected to be NBA draft lottery picks), there can be no discussion about this:The Wildcats were the best team all season, they were the best team in the NCAA Tournament and they played like the best team in the nation on the sport’s biggest stage Monday night.

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