NCAA Tournament

April 2, 2012

Calipari finally wins his first national championship

The coronation began with a handshake from an old rival, a man who had topped him in the same stage just four years ago. Kentucky coach John Calipari had finally won a national title, thanks to a 67-59 victory Monday against Kansas, and as he shook Bill Self’s hand — the coach who toppled his Memphis Tigers in 2008 final — the confetti rained down.

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