6:16am

Tue April 3, 2012
Sports

UK Wins its Eighth National Championship

The University of Kentucky now has its eighth national championship in men’s basketball.  UK was in control for much of the title game last night against Kansas.  The Jayhawks cut  the Wildcat lead down to five with about a minute and a half left in the game, but UK held on for an eight point win 67-59.  Freshman sensation Anthony David pulled down 16 rebounds and had six blocks in winning the  Most Outstanding Player Award.

A public celebration is planned this afternoon at Rupp Arena.  City officials anticipate a crowd of ten thousand or more to attend the event.  It's a free ticketed event.  Beginning at eight this morning, tickets will be available at Rupp Arena.