Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor, who scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished five assists and plucked five steals in 36 minutes in the biggest game of his life, grinned when asked if Jayhawk fans would now love him forever. He was reminded he’s had a love/hate relationship with the fans in the past.
Kansas players parade their Final Four trophy to the locker room following Sunday's 80-67 victory over North Carolina.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 80-67 victory over North Carolina on March 25, 2012.
Kansas' starters — Tyshawn Taylor, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey — discuss the Jayhawks' 80-67 victory over North Carolina.
North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams had been in this position before. More times than he would care to count, in fact.
Thomas Robinson, Elijah Johnson and other Jayhawks cut down the nets following Kansas' 80-67 victory over North Carolina on March 25, 2012.
Not a single McDonald’s all-American on the roster, a first for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self since he left Tulsa. Just one returning starter on a team that lost two lottery picks and another NBA draft choice. The two top recruits declared academically ineligible for the season.
Journal-World sports reporters Jesse Newell and Matt Tait give their final thoughts following KU's 80-67 win over North Carolina on Sunday, March 23, 2012.