April 3, 2012
Kentucky's Anthony Davis waves to the crowd during a championship celebration at Rupp Arena Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky's basketball team returned home to its adoring fans Tuesday, after defeating Kansas 67-59 Monday night to win the school's eighth NCAA college basketball championship.(AP Photo/The Lexington Herald-Leader, David Perry)
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NEW ORLEANS -- The running joke all season was that Kentucky was good enough to beat some NBA teams. Say, maybe the Toronto Raptors. Farfetched? Probably. But with that stable of pros-in-waiting, one thing seemed certain: The Wildcats were the team to beat in college basketball.