Big Blue Nation will be celebrating Kentucky's national championship for a while. But the Wildcats' title, though decisive and complete, also feels crazily hollow. Then again, so does the entire season.
John Calipari claims he doesn't need a national title for validation or for his legacy. But when you've been branded the best coach to have never won it all, it does matter. And John Calipari very much matters Monday night.
After Sunday's victory over Baylor, John Calipari is two steps away from his first national championship. To get that elusive title, though, he'll have to go through former UK coach Rick Pitino. How very appropriate.
Billy Gillispie's honeymoon ended his second game in Big Blue country. Kentucky recovered and made its record 49th NCAA tournament, but the roller coaster of a season ended earlier than usual, writes Gene Wojciechowski.