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Spirited Welcome for Champion Cats at Blue Grass Airport

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 4/03/2012 8:11 pm
Hundreds of Solid Blue fans turned up at Blue Grass Airport Tuesday afternoon to greet the new Kings of College Basketball.

The Cats charter plane was greeted by a water cannon salute on the tarmac around 3pm.

The first player off the plane was Darius Miller.

Clutching the Championship trophy, the Senior from Maysville slowly sauntered toward the adoring fans.

The crowd steadily built throughout the afternoon in anticipation of the team's triumphant return to Lexington.

While some of the fans may have gotten a glimpse at some of the players, no autographs were signed.

Within minutes after they arrived the players, coaches and traveling party boarded 2 buses for the short trip to Rupp Arena.

Through the tinted windows of the bus you could see some of the players taking pictures and video of the scene surrounding them.

The team was then escorted to downtown Lexington to continue the celebration.
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