Exhibition season

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The Jayhawks played two exhibition games, winning by 35 and 37 points and almost scoring more than 100 in each, before the start of the regular season.

Pittsburg State
Fort Hays State

Big 12 Tournament

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The men’s team won its third consecutive Big 12 Tournament title and its sixth in the past 11 seasons, giving Kansas a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament

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The Jayhawks won with relative ease in the first and second rounds, before squeaking by Davidson and fighting off Roy Williams and the Tar Heels.

Championship

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Kansas defeated the Memphis Tigers after a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Mario Chalmers sent the game to overtime, giving KU its first championship in 20 years, and third overall.

The season in your words

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The season is over, but the championship will stay forever with the Jayhawks—and their fans. Just as this webpage is a season in retrospect, we want a “fan in retrospect”—your thoughts and wishes to always live here for future Jayhawk generations to read.

Was your favorite memory playing in the championship, facing off against North Carolina or beating Kansas State? Was it Senior Night, the downtown Lawrence parade or the invitation to the White House?

Check out the fan stories and the NCAA fan photos for inspiration; notable championship memories from the past include the ’88 Championship and the ’57 Triple O.T.

Comments (now closed)

  1. Photog88 (anonymous) says…

    Love the chart at the top, I can see the score of every game without clicking anything.

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  2. rcornish (Richard Cornish) says…

    Favorite memory: Looking at the thousands on 10th and Mass after the championship. Rock chalk, Jayhawk! Go KU!

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  3. Haiku_for_You (anonymous) says…

    Jayhawk fans rejoice!Seventy-five - Sixty-eight.Hail to old KU!

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  4. ksugrad4KU (anonymous) says…

    What a great site. This is the first Jayhawk national championship since I converted a few years ago. I will obviously never forget this tournament run, especially the victories over Davidson, North Carolina and Memphis.http://www.fannation.com/users/view_user_profile/12783

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  5. ralsterKUMed95 (anonymous) says…

    This was a fantastic season, that basically wiped away any and all past issues that most fans may have had. Self earned his overdue FinalFour trip and National Championship. He proved he is more than just a good recruiter—he took KU's highlight transition game type of offense (like UNCs), and ADDED a well-executed halfcourt offense and solid defense. KU in 07-08 was complete basketball with all phases of the game played at a high level, with abundant athleticism, and a great depth with height, speed, and experience. Also evident in the team was a focused determination and toughness. This team deserved to win it all, and they made me very proud as they went on to do it in such an exemplary way.

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  6. aledell (anonymous) says…

    I love that we can still come back to this site and relive all the fun. Anybody who loves this site, really needs to also pick up the book “A Year to Remember” by Jason King if they haven't already. Best book I've seen on the subject (and there have been a bunch). rock chalk!!!

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  7. blk99stang (anonymous) says…

    Somewhere online there is a free site that lets us watch the UNC game again. Anyone know where that is?

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