Archive for Monday, April 7, 2008

KU secures 2008 NCAA crown, 75-68 in overtime over Memphis

April 7, 2008, 3:27 p.m. Updated April 7, 2008, 10:55 p.m.


SAN ANTONIO - Mario Chalmers gave his team the hope when it seemed to be fading, and after his last-gasp three-pointer fell late in regulation, his teammates helped do the rest in overtime, as KU secured its third NCAA national title in school history Monday night in San Antonio with a 75-68 win over Memphis.

Chalmers finished with 18 points, second only to Darrell Arthur who led all Jayhawks with 20, and KU overcame a late second-half deficit which at one point was as large as nine.

In overtime, KU opened up on a 6-0 run, including an Arthur slam on a lobbed feed from Chalmers, and Memphis could never respond. Memphis had chances at the free throw line to lock it up, but Chris Douglas-Roberts missed three in a row late in regulation, and Derrick Rose splitting a pair with just under 11 seconds to play set the stage for Chalmers.

Chalmers came off a screen and hit the three, which will go down in KU lore, with :02.1 to play.

Brandon Rush also scored 12 points, while Sherron Collins added 11. Memphis' Douglas-Roberts led all scorers with 22. Derrick Rose - who at one point scored 10 straight for Memphis in the second half - finished with 18.

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Final, KU wins, 75-68

SAN ANTONIO - Chris Douglas-Roberts was fouled by Brandon Rush out of the timeout, and in the bonus hit both attempts at the stripe to pull Memphis back to within four at 69-65 with the Tigers' first points in overtime.

Memphis turned it up defensively, and a Mario Chalmers' shot went out of bounds off the rim at the end of the shot clock, giving the Tigers a window. Derrick Rose couldn't hit a three up top, but Memphis controlled the offensive glass. Douglas-Roberts then missed a three in the corner, and in the open floor, Brandon Rush followed his own miss with two underneath, giving him 12 points.

Douglas-Roberts then hit a three to make it a three-point game with :56.8 to play, forcing Memphis into another timeout.

Mario Chalmers was fouled after the quick break, and in the bonus stepped to the line, hitting both to give him 18 points on the night. The charities put KU up 73-68.

Douglas-Roberts then missed a swooping layup. The Jayhawks were awarded the ball after it was tied up on the floor in a scramble under the bucket. Sherron Collins fell, though, after taking the inbounds pass and gave it back to Memphis with :28.3 to play.

Douglas-Roberts missed another three after that, and Sherron Collins gathered the board. Collins hit both free throws, and that would be it, securing KU's fourth national championship in school history, 75-68.

2:29, overtime, KU leads 69-63

SAN ANTONIO - Derrick Rose controlled the overtime tip, and after a ball slipped from Chris Douglas-Roberts' grip into Sherron Collins' hands, Brandon Rush scored two in transition to put KU ahead 65-63 and force Memphis into a timeout.

Out of the break, Memphis tried to go inside, but couldn't produce. On the other end, KU opened up a two-score lead, with Mario Chalmers feeding Darrell Arthur for a lob, putting the sophomore forward's point total at 20. Antonio Anderson then missed a three for Memphis and Darnell Jackson took down a huge rebound. Jackson scored on the other end to make it a six-point game off a dish from Darnell Jackson.

Final, game tied 62-62

SAN ANTONIO - Chris Douglas-Roberts was partially blocked while driving against a dwindling shot clock, but Sherron Collins, who grabbed the ball off the deflection, was blocked in traffic at the other end while trying to tie it up.

Douglas-Roberts then wound up at the foul line again. He missed both, keeping him cold at the line late, but Robert Dozier got his third key offensive rebound of the second half and got the ball to Derrick Rose. The freshman guard was then fouled up top with 10.8 seconds left, sending him to the line in the double-bonus after a timeout.

Rose missed the first and made the second, giving KU a chance to tie the game with a three-pointer, which Mario Chalmers hit with :02.1 to go. It sent the game to overtime, with Derrick Rose struggling on the on the sideline now suffering from apparent right leg cramps.

:44.0, second half, Memphis leads 62-60

SAN ANTONIO - KU stole the ball off the inbounds pass to follow the timeout, and Sherron Collins wound up with the ball after a couple quick passes, then canned a three from the right corner to pull KU to within four points.

Chris Douglas-Roberts was quickly fouled, going to the line in the bonus. He hit both tries to make it a six-point game at the 1:38 mark.

Joey Dorsey then fouled out on the other end with 1:23 to play, called for bumping Mario Chalmers as he cut down the left side of the arc. The infraction put Chalmers at the line in the bonus for a one-and-one. Chalmers calmly hit both to make it again a four-point game. Douglas-Roberts was again fouled in the Memphis backcourt. Chalmers' third foul put CD-R at the stripe for a one-and-one. He missed the first, and Darrell Arthur took down the board.

Arthur then spun and rolled in two off the iron to pull KU back to within two just inside the one-minute mark.

Antonio Anderson called a timeout with 44 seconds to go, 19 on the shot clock.

1:54, second half, Memphis leads 60-53

SAN ANTONIO - Darrell Arthur was fouled out of the timeout and hit a pair of free thorws to slice the lead down to five points for Memphis with just over three minutes to play.

Derrick Rose missed a three from the left wing, but yet again, Robert Dozier was there for the offensive carom. Dozier ultimately fed Shawn Taggart inside for two off the glass, and KU couldn't respond inside, with Taggart gathering the board. KU fouled Dozier at the other end - one of the Tigers' poorer foul shooters - and the junior forward hit both tries, making it a nine-point game with just over two minutes to play.

Darrell Arthur answered with a two and Bill Self called a timeout, down by seven points with 1:54 to play.

3:49, second half, Memphis leads 56-49

SAN ANTONIO - KU turned it over out of the timeout, and Derrick Rose, continuing to heat up, pulled up in the lane for a short one-handed jumper, giving him 12 points (nine in the second half so far) and Memphis a four-point lead.

Sherron Collins missed a guarded three in response, and Darrell Arthur knocked the ball out of bounds going up for the offensive board. Rose was forced into an awkward look at the other end and couldn't connect, giving KU a chance to cut back in. Chris Douglas-Roberts was then called for his third foul of the game, sending him to the bench for a quick blow.

KU again turned it over, and Rose then missed a three from up top, but after the shot missed and shot to the right. Robert Dozier tracked it down, fed Rose, and the freshman guard hit an awkward and-one inside. The accompanying free throw put Memphis up by seven points.

Sherron Collins was able to answer back with two points - his third bucket of the game - to end the 10-0 Memphis run.

Derrick Rose continued to take over the game, hitting a fall-away two off the glass against an expiring shot clock to extend the lead back to seven points going into the game's final TV break, Tigers up 57-49.

8:08, second half, Memphis leads 49-47

SAN ANTONIO - Mario Chalmers hit a step-back jumper out of the timeout to follow a ball going out of bounds off of a diving Chris Douglas-Roberts. Derrick Rose responded quickly with two more muscled points inside against the KU big men.

Joey Dorsey, back in the game with three fouls, then went up high to tear a defensive rebound away from Sasha Kaun off a Sherron Collins three-point miss. Brandon Rush took the ball away on the other end, though, after Kaun was called for his first foul of the game. He swooped to the bucket in transition and scored two off the glass, extending KU's lead to three points.

Memphis got a chance for the tie at the other end, though, with Robert Dozier scoring a bucket over Kaun while drawing contact. The free throw missed, though, keeping KU ahead by one.

Kaun went to work on Shawn Taggart on the other end and missed an attempt off the glass, and Dozier grabbed the board. Derrick Rose then put Memphis up by two on the other end with his first three-pointer of the game coming from straight away, bringing the game to a full timeout, called by John Calipari.

11:35, second half, KU leads 43-42

SAN ANTONIO - Memphis couldn't score out of the timeout despite using up much of the shot clock. KU turned it right back over, but the Jayhawks were able to avoid giving up an easy two in transition. Darrell Arthur then had two tip-in chances for Kansas, but Shawn Taggart ultimately pulled down the ball. Antonio Anderson was then fouled in transition. He missed both free throw tries, calling out an old demon for the Tigers, an average-at-best free-throw shooting team in the regular season.

Darnell Jackson then spun home a baseline two for KU to extend the lead to three points at 41-38, but Chris Douglas-Roberts answered right back with his first points of the half. Jackson came right back with two tough points inside off the high glass, giving him six for the night.

Derrick Rose then broke the scoreless stretch for the Tigers with two points up high in transition. Memphis then kept the ball off a turnover after a loose ball went out of bounds off a Jayhawk foot.

15:15, second half, KU leads 39-38

SAN ANTONIO - Memphis took the ball to start the second half, and Derrick Rose fed Robert Dozier inside for an easy two-handed dunk. KU quickly handed it back via turnover. Antonio Anderson then hit his second three-pointer of the game from the left wing to tie it up, 33-33.

Mario Chalmers then went to the hole, bouncing off the right wing on the other end, and drew the second foul of the game on Antonio Anderson to get himself to the line for the first time. Chalmers calmy cashed both attempts, giving KU back a two-point edge.

Anderson took a give-and-go feed from Joey Dorsey up high for two off the glass while getting fouled by Darnell Jackson. Anderson hit his free throw, giving Memphis the lead again at 36-35.

Darrell Arthur swung the pendulum back in KU's favor, taking a dish from Darnell Jackson inside up in reverse fashion for his sixth bucket of the game, putting KU ahead by one. Memphis couldn't respond with tried by both Robert Dozier (partially blocked) and Chris Douglas-Roberts. Memphis then missed three attempts of its own, but Chalmers' three in transition was long off the glass. Joey Dorsey dunked home two at the other end for another one-point Memphis lead.

Joey Dorsey then was called for his third foul of the game on the defensive end, and after the brief break in the action, Russell Robinson soared to the glass and laid in a bucket for his first points of the game, KU again up by a point, 39-38.

Derrick Rose put up a guarded two in transition in heavy traffic. The miss was off the back iron, but KU turned it back over just before the first break of the second half, Jayhawks still ahead by one.

Halftime, KU leads 33-28

SAN ANTONIO - Memphis decided to slow things down a bit out of a timeout late in the first half, and after Antonio Anderson missed a three at the end of the shot clock, Chris Douglas-Roberts corralled a tapped-out offensive board. Memphis, however, lost the ball out of bounds with just a tenth of a second left before the half, keeping KU up by five, 33-28, at the half.

Darrell Arthur led KU in the first half with 10 points, not picking up his second foul until late. Mario Chalmers had seven points to go with a couple of key steals, while Brandon Rush tallied six, including a late and-one bucket.

Chris Douglas-Roberts lead Memphis through one half with 13 points, while freshman sensation Derrick Rose was held to just three coming off a 25-point showing Saturday against UCLA. For Memphis, its three key big men - Joey Dorsey, Robert Dozier and Shawn Taggart - each have two fouls.

1:02, first half, KU leads 33-28

SAN ANTONIO - Sherron Collins and Brandon Rush both missed looks out of the timeout before Derrick Rose collected a defensive board.

Collins then ran down a defensive board off a Chris Douglas-Roberts missed three-pointer on the right wing. Brandon Rush then drove and nailed a runner down the middle of the land, drawing the second foul of the game on Joey Dorsey and sending Memphis' top post presence to the bench. Rush hit the charity to put KU ahead 31-28 with 2:31 to go in the first half.

Mario Chalmers then picked off a pass intended for Antonio Anderson out of a double-team. He drove at the other end but missed inside. Sasha Kaun clamped down on an offensive board, and after Chalmers missed a three from the right wing, Darrell Arthur helped give KU another opportunity to extend its lead, forcing a ball out of bounds off a Memphis leg. Arthur hit a baby hook to again put KU up by five, giving him a team-high 10 points.

Memphis then turned it over into Sasha Kaun's hands, but Mario Chalmers missed a runner down the middle. Arthur was called for his second foul going up for the offensive carom.

3:50, first half, game tied 28-28

SAN ANTONIO - Memphis snatched the lead right back out of the timeout, first with CD-R scoring two up close. Then, after Joey Dorsey elevated to wipe a Sasha Kaun look inside, Douglas-Roberts cashed his first three of the game at the other end, putting Memphis ahead by two.

Sherron Collins answered with a floater, and then after a Memphis miss, Sasha Kaun got a second-chance look inside and finished with a smooth one-handed dunk, putting KU up 28-26.

Douglas-Roberts came right back with another two from outside, this time just inside the arc in front of Brandon Rush, giving him a game-high 11 points.

A ball off the hands of Joey Dorsey sent the game to the final full break of the half at 3:50, game tied 28-28.

7:25, first half, KU leads 24-21

SAN ANTONIO - Shawn Taggart missed a two out of the timeout for Memphis, and Brnadon Rush quickly gave KU the lead at 15-13 with a slicing two up at the rack. He had also just grabbed another high defensive board on the other end.

Mario Chalmers extended it to a five-point lead with the game's first three-pointer following another failed Memphis offensive possession. Joey Dorse was then called for his first foul of the game inside against Darnell Jackson, whistled for going over the back.

Dorsey got some retribution by picking off a pass up top intended for Cole Aldrich, swooping to the other end for an emphatic two-hadned slam dunk. The two teams then swapped turnovers, with Mario Chalmers finishing the scramble with a drop-in up at the rim for two, keeping KU ahead by five at 20-15.

Doneal Mack then missed his first shot of the game - a three from up top in front of Brandon Rush - and Darrell Arthur finished off an alley oop lob from Rush at the other end, giving KU its biggest lead yet at seven points. Antonio Anderson quickly answered with a three. Mario Chalmers came back within an instant to follow his own miss at the other end.

Robert Dozier kept the slugfest going with a three in the left corner. Arthur was then called for a walk, sending the game into another break with KU still ahead by three, 24-21.

11:33, first half, game tied 13-13

SAN ANTONIO - Sherron Collins threw an alley-oop lob high for Sasha Kaun right out of the break, with the senior skying for the dunk, pulling KU to within a bucket at 9-7. Derrick Rose tried a turnaround jumper over Sherron Collins in response but was off. Darrell Arthur tied the game at nine points apiece on the other end with a turanround shot of his own, catching nothing but net for his third bucket.

Memphis then turned it back over, but Arthur missed a long-range two from the left wing. Chris Douglas-Roberts was then able to draw contact on Arthur while driving the left side of the lane. It got the Tigers' leading scorer to the line, where he hit both attemtps for his third and fourth points of the night.

Sherron Collins quickly answered with a slippery two while driving the left baseline, forcing two off the glass in between a pair of defenders. CD-R hit right back with a one-handed floater on the right side.

Mario Chalmers then tried to hit KU's first three but was just off. Shawn Taggart fouled Darnell Jackson on the other end going up for a rebound, giving KU another chance to tie.

Taggart was then called for his second foul on the defensive end away from the ball. Another Memphis foul inside came seconds later, with Robert Dozier earning his second whistle against a Darnell Jackson shot.

Jackson hit both charities, tying the game at 13-13 just outside of the 12-minute mark. Dozier then missed a spinning two on the other end for the Tigers, giving KU a shot at the lead. Sasha Kaun was called for a walk off a Sherron Collins feed before the game went to its second full break.

15:36, first half, Memphis leads 9-5

SAN ANTONIO - Joey Dorsey scored inside for Memphis after Derrick Rose controlled the game's opening tip. Dorsey, who had 15 rebounds against UCLA Saturday, didn't score a point in the semifinal.

Darrell Arthur missed short off the iron on a turnaround jumper inside for KU, but Mario Chalmers picked the ball clean from behind away from Antonio Anderson on the other end. In transition, Brandon Rush was fouled by Antonio Anderson going up for a dunk. He hit one of two for KU's first score of the game.

Anderson missed a three for Memphis on the other end, but Douglas-Roberts scored a tough two in transition after an errant pass from Chalmers bounced off the reff and went back with KU.

Memphis couldn't capitalize after KU turned it over again, and Darrell Arthur then slammed home a deuce inside to pull KU to again within one at 4-3.

Robert Dozier extended Memphis' lead back to three points with two from the free throw line, and Mario Chalmers was then called for a foul against Derrick Rose off a Darnell Jackson miss from 18 feet away. Rose then missed a three from the left wing, but KU turned it over again after the ball was knocked free from Rush's grip, bringing Sherron Collins and Sasha Kaun into the game.

Rose then hit an and-one jumper on the baseline while drawing contact from Russell Robinson for his first points. His free throw made it 9-3, Memphis out in front.

Brandon Rush then tipped in a Darrell Arthur miss after Rush had a three miss tipped from the corner. A ball off Joey Dorsey's hands gave the ball back to KU after a full timeout, Memphis up 9-5.


SAN ANTONIO - For the first time since 2003, Kansas University is back at the doorstep of the NCAA Division I men's basketball National Championship.

And just like the last time, a young team led by a star freshman stands in the way of the Jayhawks' first title since 1988.

The final game of the 2007-08 college basketball season tonight features two No. 1 seeds - KU and Memphis - who will get going at 8:20 p.m. in San Antonio. Memphis enters the game on the heels of a blowout victory against UCLA Saturday night, while KU capped the night of semifinals with an 84-66 triumph over former coach Roy Williams and North Carolina.

While KU's balance helped do the trick Saturday and will be relied upon again tonight, Memphis leans on star power in the form of a loaded backcourt.

The Tigers are led by freshman point guard Derrick Rose and 6-foot-7 junior guard/swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts. The duo combined for 53 of Memphis' 78 points on Saturday, including a combined 20-of-23 effort from the free throw line. Free throws have been the issue for Memphis this season, a team as good as any in the country when the charities are falling, but as vulnerable as any when they're not.

Plenty of eyes will also be on the frontcourt showdown between two loaded groups. KU got an unexpectedly productive 17 minutes from freshman Cole Aldrich Saturday in the face of foul trouble, as he finished with eight points, seven assists and four blocks. Memphis' rock inside is senior Joey Dorsey, who was scoreless against UCLA, but pulled down 15 rebounds and altered several shots.

Check back here for updates at each TV timeout during tonight's game.

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nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

"Downtown is going to smell nice tomorrow, isn't it?"

That's why the heavens sent a downpour to cleanse us of our "bladders-that-runneth-over"...

T'is all making sense now.

Calliope877 10 years, 2 months ago

Oh my god...could it be? I've been converted into a College basketball junkie!!!! Ahhhhh!!! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWKS!!!!!!

Erin Parmelee 10 years, 2 months ago

Wow--I came back home to Lawrence just to watch this game (and, of course party with 40,000 of my closest friends downtown), and what can I say? I've just never been more proud to be a JAYHAWK! Way to go guys!!!!

Confrontation 10 years, 2 months ago

Great game and amazing party on Mass Street!

adriennerm 10 years, 2 months ago

OMG, this goes down as the BEST game I ever saw. I watched it at the West Coast....I have no voice, and cough cough sneeze sneeze, I think i'm coming down with something....might have to leave work early today

Linda Aikins 10 years, 2 months ago

OUTSTANDING! Too bad they had already awarded the play of the year to WVU. Mario definitely has it, in my book. That was the shot of the century for us KU'ers.Rock Chalk JayhawkGo Walk Cheater!

bd 10 years, 2 months ago

Pogo is a Phelps of a different color!Enjoy the moment!Rock Chalk Jayhawks!!!!!!!

Mkh 10 years, 2 months ago

Incredible game and an amazing team! Those boys deserved it! The 20 year wait is over!Thank you coach Self!

Buggie7 10 years, 2 months ago

Pogo get a freakin life. With other things going on in the world I am glad that we have the KU teams to help us forget for a small while all the bad that is going on in the world. I also know that I have family that are in the armed forces over seas and they really enjoyed the break that the game offered. No one has forgotten you wierdo they just are having a wonderful break celebrating a great win that coach Self and the boys have worked hard to achieve so lay off and find something else to do if you dont want to participate.

juscin3 10 years, 2 months ago

I agree momma. It's hard to watch, but yet you can't take your eyes off of the tv. GO JAYHAWKS!! :)

Moonbat 10 years, 2 months ago

What a bunch of's not the KU defense shutting Rose down, it's a lingering stomach virus (from eating too many gummy worms??). Seth Davis is a moron.

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

Lets start with a run, my heart can't take a close one

EXks 10 years, 2 months ago

Ok, who else reached for their heart meds during the last 10 seconds of this game...LOL.The one will go down as one of the best KU games & moments ever!! Thank you Hawks! Thank you coach Self!PROUD to be a Jayhawk! PROUD to be a KU grad!

jonas 10 years, 2 months ago


antney 10 years, 2 months ago

Wow! Clutch shot by Chalmers to take us into OT. Now Brandon Rush getting into the action.

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago


notajayhawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Guess this game answers that nagging question about whether free throw shooting is important.

twaldaisy 10 years, 2 months ago


juscin3 10 years, 2 months ago

omgosh, I knew that once they went into ot, Hawks were gonna come back and win!! WOOHOO JAYHAWKS!!! CONGRATS!!!

Irene 10 years, 2 months ago

Big fat congratulations, Jayhawks! Loved it!No longer in Lawrence, watching from Oregon

daeichler 10 years, 2 months ago

Congrats Coach Self and team! A stunning end to a wonderful season!!

cheaters 10 years, 2 months ago

I wonder how the heck we won this game tonight. Even the announcers were talking about how we cheated. We should have had walks and fouls but man those refs really were in there for us. It's amazing. They even took off a point from Memphis. Amazing. It's the most amazing thing to win a championship by cheating. I feel so good by being a cheater in a flyover state! GO CHEATERS! Wow.

slang4d 10 years, 2 months ago

Um...congrats Jayhawks and fans. I sure wish people would be respectful of their neighbors though because some of us have to work tomorrow !

yankeelady 10 years, 2 months ago

outstanding-a real cliffhanger. Rock Chalk

Christine Pennewell Davis 10 years, 2 months ago

man never left home and my voice is gone but is worth it.

simplykristib 10 years, 2 months ago

Way to go, Jayhawks!! :) 2008 National Champions! :)

antney 10 years, 2 months ago

Watching from Oman. Got up at 5am. Wow. So worth it.Lets see who stays one more year. I hope Chalmers does.

tanyarose 10 years, 2 months ago

THAT SETTLES IT. I'm getting a tattoo! Wish I were in Lawrence, too.

jayhawks71 10 years, 2 months ago

Gotta love Calipari.... "I don't like this going to the monitor... I'm going to try to get that changed..." Yeah, I guess win at all costs, even if it means an CLEARLY incorrect call (initially).

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

I like coach Cal, but he pretty much just admitted he got outcoached down the stretch. Lew, make out a blank check! Whoooo!!!!

Matt Gauntt 10 years, 2 months ago

I was there 20 years ago when we won - what a blast up on Jayhawk Boulevard!!!What a thrill - thanks for EVERYTHING, guys!!

cheaters 10 years, 2 months ago

no, I think the classlessness was KU fouling all over the place with no call. That's what I think classlessness is.But, I'm done with this little paper in a little flyover state full of nothing but a bunch of little cheaters.FUKUshhh be quiet for the little woman who has to go to work in the morning. Don't break her beauty rest. What a bimbo state!

avetaysmom 10 years, 2 months ago

BELIEVE IN SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE DID, CONGRATS KU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

avetaysmom 10 years, 2 months ago

Don't be such a downer, get off the postings if you want to say s*&% like that, go pout in your room!!!!

white_mountain 10 years, 2 months ago

Nice job, Hawks! 2008 NCAA Champs!Well now that it's all over, pouty little Mr. "cheaters" (who's just full of class) can tuck himself into bed in his large state where all the airplanes land, with the large newspaper and no bimbos nearby to trouble his precious little mind.Nighty night, cheaters! And remember as you're dozing off to sleep......."Rock Chalk Jayhawk!" LOL

DB Ashton 10 years, 2 months ago

Still up in Ireland at 5:47 AM !Well done, lads !!

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

I loved the players' comments about Coach during the press conf. Lew, BlANK ChECK!

Rick Aldrich 10 years, 2 months ago

hats off to sunflower broadband for screwing up the post game show, watching downtown and listening to the post game interviews. you suck. now back to KU. they rocked all year! hats off to our beloved team and fantastic coaching staff. thank you mr. self. and it was very nice seeing roy williams in the stands rooting for the hawks. we know where his home is and we should now know where his heart is.

stullamerica 10 years, 2 months ago

When's the parade down Mass?One of the most fun days of my life in '88!I know ... some of you will think that's pathetic.But to those who were there: You know what I mean.

Matt Gauntt 10 years, 2 months ago

A little message to T. Boone PickensForget it. He's staying.

usafJayhawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Champagne in Dayton for us!! Rock Chalk!! Wish we could be on Mass St!!!!

Rick Aldrich 10 years, 2 months ago

SWEEEET! news confrence replay on channel 6. get to listen and see our 2008 national champions. the jayhawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry to all you none hawkers let us celibrate it's been 20 years in the making.

Sigmund 10 years, 2 months ago

I have said it before and I'll say it again, this is the most courageous team I have ever watched. Congrats to the team, the staff, and to Bill Self. I am totally in awe of you guys!

blakus 10 years, 2 months ago

I wish I was back in Lawrence with fellow hawk fans! Rock Chalk! This team is arguably the best KU team in history!

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

Channel 37 just showed an interview with JuJu... he SOOOO wishes he stuck around to play another year!!!!

Celeste Plitz 10 years, 2 months ago

I think both teams played with tenaciousness and heart. Truly it could have been anyone's game. We outlasted them out of sheer will and I for one am tipping my hat to an awesome Memphis team. I am so happy right now I hardly know what to do with myself LOL Wish I was in Lawrence!!ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK GO KU!!!!!!!!!!!!!National Champions! Woo HOOO!!!

booklover 10 years, 2 months ago

Oh What a Night! Hats off to all the team and Coach Self! Thank you Mario for saving our butts! And how bout Roy Williams! What class he had sporting that Jayhawk on his shirt and right over his heart too! Say what you want about him, but we DO hold a place in heart. Greatest. Night. Ever.Rock Chalk Jayhawks! Rock on!

jennyb1780 10 years, 2 months ago

I'm in Chicago now and so proud of our Jayhawks! Rock Chalk Jayhawk, go KU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 10 years, 2 months ago

What a fabulous game!Congrats to the KU men's basketball team and to Coach Self. Coach Self was brilliant in directing the team, and the boys delivered, as always.So proud to be a Jayhawk!

lounger 10 years, 2 months ago

Not even a Big Basketball fan...but what a great game! Wooooooo K.U. number One!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Its insane downtown!!!!!!!!

storm 10 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations! I wish I lived in Lawrence to celebrate! (Dorsey reminded me of Carmelo.)

Y2kansas 10 years, 2 months ago

National Champions. That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?Congrats to Coach Self, the Jayhawks, and to those of us that are Jayhawk Nation.This might go down in history as the greatest NCAA tournament in history.

nobody1793 10 years, 2 months ago

BIlL SElF RoX. The most low-key get-up rox-star tv-scripted pre-game pep-talks ever! Bank Fn C*eck Lew! (pardon the non-letting-me-use-all-caps-for-emphasis-rule)

ranger73 10 years, 2 months ago

OK Cody Howard needs to stay behind the cameras producing cuz on camera he is not good-Otherwise GO HAWKS!!!Cheater go crawl under a rock they were not going to call fouls either way tonight-tons of no-calls both ways-KU looked composed the whole time-Memphis looked shell shocked in overtime.Lew-dish out the $$$ and let's keep Coach he for a long long time!!!GO KU!!!

more_cowbell 10 years, 2 months ago

Wow. What a comeback! National Champions!(this adrenaline high will keep me up for a while...)

nancyres23 10 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to the Jayhawks and coach Self for winning the NCAA National Championship!!!!! You are all a class act and you played brilliantly. It was a game of a lifetime and everyone loves you!!!! I hope you celebrate big in San Antonio tonight like we are in Lawrence.

Scott Tichenor 10 years, 2 months ago

Somewhere, Billy Packer at this moment is STILL raving on about how great Memphis is and hot UNBELIEVABLE the are and... oh, Billy, by the way, Kansas won the game. What a pure a$$ the announcers were. Should have turned them off and let Bob Davis and Pipe do the work for the TV.

feefifofum 10 years, 2 months ago

Conratulations to the Players and Coach Self. When things looked really bad - I thought to myself that you could not pin this loss on Self. He made good moves throughout the tourney and yeah, we had some lucky breaks along the way that helped. My god it is fun to listen to Billy Packer on the replay. He is universally despised by fans everywhere. I don't doubt his knowledge of the game, but why must he go on as the main guy on final four coverage. Can't we mix it up a little CBS ? His call on the technical that should have been charged is a classic that will echo throughout this state for a long time. Billy Packer - basketball expert and "mind reader". The Memphis player who slammed the ball into the air "was mad at himself" and not possibly rubbing it in that KU had muffed an opportunity and been forced to foul. How did Billy know that?

ranger73 10 years, 2 months ago

"If someone from OSU calls me, it's not like I'm going to not take the call," Self said before leaving the Alamodome. "That's my alma mater. I know people down there."I said last week that I'd recommend that they go in a different direction. I still feel that way. I'm not going to say that (a phone call) couldn't potentially happen. I guess it potentially can."They can call, but it seems to me that Coach is planning on staying at KU

jonas 10 years, 2 months ago

Man, they actually did the one thing that I absolutely never, ever remember our team actually doing!! To suck it up, outcoach them, miracle comeback, stuff them at the end. All the things that we never, ever seemed to do, Right When It Mattered The Most!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha!One year left in Lawrence! Can't say how much I love being able to be here for it!

ranger73 10 years, 2 months ago

The quote in the article Multi referenced was taken slightly out of context.Imagine that.

jonas 10 years, 2 months ago

Oh, and cheater:It hurts, don't it? Being so consistently wrong and all.

NightHawk2005 10 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations, KU fans. Even though I'm an MU fan, I have to give credit where it is deserved. Kansas played great throughout the tournament and earned its title. Enjoy the crown and we'll see you next year.

jonas 10 years, 2 months ago

NightHawk: Hope you field a better team next year. I might be in the minority here, but I'd like to get back to the uncertain rivalry I remember from not so long ago. /Now that we have our championship, of course!!!OOOOWWWwoooooo!!!

Calliope877 10 years, 2 months ago

Pogo, I used to think like you...but now I understand why it's so important to people, and noone has the right to look down their nose on the game or the win.

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