Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) cuts the net after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the finals in the 2012 NCAA men's basketball Final Four at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
Coach and star
Kentucky coach John Calipari hugs forward Anthony Davis after beating Kansas 67-59 to win the national championship on Monday night in New Orleans.
Thank you all
Kentucky coach John Calipari waves to the crowd as he cuts down a piece of the net after beating Kansas 67-59 to win the national championship on Monday night in New Orleans.
Kentucky coach John Calipari holds the NCAA national championship trophy after defeating Kansas 67-59 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Kansas' Kevin Young, Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor leave the court after losing to Kentucky.
Wildcats guards Darius Miller (left) and Marquis Teague don their championship gear — victory caps and necklaces of net.
Kansas guards Elijah Johnson (15) and Travis Releford walk off the court.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor talks to an army of media members following the loss.
Nothing but net
Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cuts the net after defeating Kansas.
Helping a friend
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0), guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) and forward Kevin Young begin to realize their season is over.
Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist celebrates in front of Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor.
John Calipari is on top of the world after winning his first national title.
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates with Terrence Jones (3) after defeating Kansas 67-59 to win the national title on Monday in New Orleans.
Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right) celebrates with forward Terrence Jones in New Orleans.
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) reacts during the second half of the matchup dominated by the Wildcats.
Up and under
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) attempts a tricky shot.
Get off me
Kansas guard Travis Releford fouls Kentucky guard Marquis Teague during the second half of the national title game on Monday night.
Jayhawks forward Kevin Young (left) blocks the shot of Wildcats guard Marquis Teague.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson dunks as Kentucky forward Anthony Davis watches during the second half.
Slam it down
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson dunks against Kentucky.
Contrast in style
Jayhawks coach Bill Self (foreground) and Wildcats coach John Calipari are lost in thought on Monday night.
On the floor
Thomas Robinson holds on for dear llife as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist goes after the ball.
Kentucky forward Terrence Jones slips and falls as he drives against Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor during the first half.
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis fights for a loose ball with Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) and Kevin Young during the first half on Monday night.
Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) and Kentucky forward Anthony Davis battle for the loose ball during the first half.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (center) goes up for a shot as Kentucky forward Anthony Davis (23) and forward Terrence Jones (left) defend.
How are ya, coach?
Kentucky head coach John Calipari greets Kansas head coach Bill Self before tipoff.
Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist lies on the court after falling hard during the first half.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson shoots over Kentucky forward Terrence Jones during the first half.
Fight as one
Kansas players join hands before the national championship game.
Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tumbles off the court during the first half vs. Kansas.
Kansas center Jeff Withey (right) and Kentucky forward Anthony Davis go up for the opening tip.
Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is fouled by Kansas guard Elijah Johnson during the first half.
Hand in his face
Anthony Davis passes the ball around Kansas center Jeff Withey.
The Kentucky Wildcats huddle before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in the national championship game on Monday.
The Kansas Jayhawks huddle before the start of Monday's national championship.
Is this place ready to explode?
Kansas cheerleaders pose before the Jayhawks take on Kentucky in New Orleans.
Is he ready?
Kentucky fans are fired up before the national championship game between Kentucky and Kansas on Monday in New Orleans.
A Kansas fan takes in his surroundings.
Kentucky fans share a moment before tip-off.
Are we really in the Superdome?
Kentucky fan Chelsea Bolton has her eye on a victory.
Kentucky fans proudly hold up gaint faces of Kentucky coach John Calipari and forward Anthony Davis.
Fans arrive, a little wet, before the national champioship at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Is that a laundry bag?
Karen and Barry Cox make their way through the rain to the Superdome.
Is she ready?
Kansas fan Jacki McCullough cheers before the national championship game between Kentucky and Kansas on Monday.
Babes in blue
Kentucky fans cheer enjoy the calm before the storm.
Boys in blue
These members of the Kentucky faithful have enjoyed what New Orleans has to offer.
Is this thing on?
Members of The Fray perform a sound check at the Superdome.