Nothing illegitimate about it regardless of whether it was "vacated". Still had to win the games. Final Four game still happened. lol....it's like saying that USC didn't win the 2004 Football National Championship or Louisville didn't win the 2013 NCAA Basketball National Championship. Can't erase it no matter how hard you try.
It is heartwarming to know someone is still innocent and naive enough to believe that Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, and UCLA, to name a few, didn’t bend to the breaking point a "few" rules. There is still hope for humanity!