Sophomore guard Doron Lamb scored 22 points and freshman forward Anthony Davis grabbed 16 rebounds with six blocks as No. 1 seed Kentucky held off a scary comeback attempt from Kansas, 67-59, to claim the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship on April 2 in New Orleans, La.

Kentucky (38-2 overall) led by double-digits in points at halftime, and pushed their lead up to 16 points in the second half. But Kansas (32-7 overall) made a strong run late in the game, closing the lead down to five points with less than three minutes remaining.

But with stout defense, Kentucky held “the other KU” off, winning its first National title since 1998, and eight overall. The win also marked legendary head coach John Calipari his first National title in 30-years of college basketball coaching.

“They did it with defense; they did it with unbelievable defense,” Calipari told CBS after the game, passing on the credit to his players. “It’s not about me, it’s about these players. It’s about the big blue nation. I don’t know of any team that has sacrificed themselves as much as this team. And this moment is for them.”

Davis, the National Player of the Year, was held scoreless throughout most of the game, making just 1-of-10 shots for six points. But his presence suffocated Kansas defensively, as he dominated with 16 boards and six blocked shots. Meanwhile, Lamb shot the ball well from the outside, making 3-of-6 trey balls. Freshman guard Marquis Teague followed Lamb in points with 14, making 2-of-3 three-pointers.

Kansas senior guard Tyshawn Taylor led his team with 19 points, while junior Thomas Robinson scored 18 in the loss.