Here's a sampling of some of the reaction on Twitter on Monday as Kentucky defeated Kansas to win the national title:
Dick Vitale (@DickieV): Congrats BBN. Celebrate with class the same way your team played.
Actress Laura Bell Bundy (@LauraBellBundy): #1 baby!! Tears of JOY!! This is the best day of my year so far! UK! CATS! #bigbluenation.
Former UK player Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo): congrats cats and @UKCoachCalipari #BBN #NationalChamps.
Former Kentucky player Brandon Knight (@BrandonKnight12): Congrats to coach cal and his staff. Many more to come! #nationalchamps.
Former UK player John Wall (@John_Wall): The #BBN deserves #8....Happy for Coach Cal
Kentucky football legend Tim Couch (@timcouchtv): Celebrate Lexington!! We are the champs!! Congrats to @UKCoachCalipari, his staff and our great players. Great day to be a wildcat. #BBN
Former UK player Mark Krebs (@MarkKrebs12): CATS!!!!! NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!! I'm getting emotional.
NBA star LeBron James (@KingJames): Congrats to my bros @BrandonWeems10 @MikeGillie14 @AntDavis23 @TerrenceJones1 and the rest of the Cats on Winning it all!! #BBN
More from James: And last but not least congrats @UKCoachCalipari #LaFamilia.
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips (@jokerphillips): What a great weekend we had in New Orleans watching the Cats win championship #8 ! Congrats to all the Cats in the #BBN !
Actor/singer Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Congrats to both teams. Hell of a season for Kansas and Kentucky. Great class of athletes. #respect
UK signee Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22): #BBN !!! NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!!
Former UK player Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt): Number 8! UK ALL DAY! Congrats to them boys in blue!
Hunger Games star and Kentuckian Josh Hutcherson (@jhutch1992): NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!!!!!! GO CATS!
Former UK player Tony Delk (@tldelk00): We are UK. 8 is great.
Former UK player Walter McCarty (@waltermccarty): #8 in the books. Congrats UK 2011 Natl Champs #BBN.
Former UK player Daniel Orton (@danielorton21): Happy for all the Kentucky fans too. Y'all are the best and truly deserve this.
UK media relations director Tony Neely (@tneel): One of the best memories of my life is watching the national championship game with my daughter and watch her tears of joy. Thank you, Cats!
Former UK player Nazr Mohammed (@NazrMohammed): Welcome to the club Young Wildcats #ChampionshipClub.
KFC Colonel (@kfc_colonel): Congrats on the big win Kentucky to make it #8! Great effort from Kansas. You put up a good fight. Let's all eat KFC to celebrate! :-)>.