Found April 03, 2012 on NESN.com:
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NEW ORLEANS -- No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this championship season. The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks Monday night, ignoring Davis's bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over Kansas for the team's eighth national title -- and its first since 1998. The one-and-doners did it in a wire-to-wire victory -- a little dicey at the end -- to cap a season in which anything less than bringing a title back to the Bluegrass...
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