Kentucky's title team to visit White House Friday

Kentucky's title team to visit White House Friday

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center, celebrates with his team after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky won 67-59. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 1 at 1:21 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari and the national champion Wildcats will visit President Barack Obama and the White House on Friday to celebrate the school's eighth title.

Calipari says the first thing the players said in the moments after beating Kansas 67-59 last month was that they were headed to the White House.

Calipari says he's excited his players will get a chance to meet Obama. Kentucky has seven players departing from this year's squad including all five starters -- freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb.

 

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