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Rupp Arena displays the fruits of the Wildcat's labor in New Orleans
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For the Big Blue faithful unable to make the trip to New Orleans, the University of Kentucky planned a top-notch welcome home party for the the 2012 NCAA Basketball Champions.  Students and fans were offered free admission to this event, the capstone to an unbelievable season for the Wildcats.

Head Coach John Calipari said, "you all are crazy, and I love it"!  Senior Darius Miller took the podium with the game net draped from his neck amid the many decorative beads rightfully earned in New Orleans.  Another banner now hangs in Rupp, the eighth championship banner for the University.

This team brought back the hardware to Lexington to sit next to the Division Championship trophy earned in 2011.  After 14 years of trials and reloading the roster, The University of Kentucky proudly sits as the king of basketball royalty.  

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The stage is set for the boys in blue to come home
The team prepares to board the bus and go home
Miller checks out his hardware earned in New Orleans
Davis reacts to the sold out crowd.
Just so we all know, UK is the 2012 National Champs
The team is on the bus and the stage now awaits the next season
Davis awaits his turn for an interview.
Miller smiles at a fan.
A step in the right direction
Darius Miller addresses the Big Blue Nation
The team is thrilled with the fanfare
A nice piece of hardware for the University of Kentucky
The team gathers amid the roaring cheers of the Big Blue Nation
Mr. Jones looks good as a National Champion
Coach Cal looks forward to new challenges
Coach Cal must be thinking, "get on the bus"
The Big Blue Nation sold out Rupp Arena
The youngest of fans bleed blue
The UK flag proudly flew on the journey from the airport
Asst. Coach Antigua looks on as Coach Cal addresses the fans
A great end to a dream filled season

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