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Originally published April 7, 2008 at 03:27p.m., updated April 7, 2008 at 10:55p.m.

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

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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.

For full postgame coverage, including stats, photos, video, analysis and much more, log back onto KUSports.com and pick up Tuesday's Journal-World.

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.

Pregame

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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Comments

jlbraves 11 years, 8 months ago

Give Bill a lifetime contract of 5 years with a rolling year so that it stays at 5 years. The only way he leaves if he gets KU on probation or ethical reasons. Put a buyout clause of $5 million in his contract.

LANCOLLINS 11 years, 8 months ago

4 Sherron Collins is our star *

love Auntie Nette~

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

I dont know about you but last time i checked he was a Mc D all american unfortunately he got injured and slowed him down.. I say he is ganna be better than T. Hash. cuz of his hook shots from base line... Please recored the game and watch it 5 times like i do... bottom line..Cool AD... AKA "Pysco C" AKA Cole Aldrich just saved UNC game for us.. just check the Box score..Anyhow...Looking forward to the KU football season.. I can't wait till we take on MU football at Arrowhead. Its been a great year and we sure have chance to repeat our Football success.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

By the way... how the hell did Hansbrough get POY over M beasly... just ridiculous.... ACC sucked and so we never had read on Hansbrough...I mean we double teams him and T. Hansbrough gets 18pts and 9 reb.We Tripple team M. beasly and he get 39 pts 11 reb...what the F....... M beasly deserves POY...

bp_josh 11 years, 8 months ago

Wish I could've been in Mass st, or at the welcoming tomorrow. Maybe next year I'll fly back from San Diego for the final four/championship. Rock Chalk in '09? Anyone?

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks guys, it's getting late here in Hawaii, so everyone else is asleep and dreaming of our title. Congrats to Mario and the Miracles, I'll remember this the rest of my life.BTW, if you want to see about 30 pics of Mario, go to the Anchorage Daily News website.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

DA and BR dont come back???Are you crazy??? they are gone man...We are left with great backcourt in the country and the Great backcourt will give 12 ppg. to Cole.Simple as that... look at our assists. the ball was going to down low to DJ and DA will be going to Cole...

Chris Kurtz 11 years, 8 months ago

I was at Allen Fieldhouse to watch the game. Unbelievable. I can't believe we won it. I thought it was over when we were up by one with 9 minutes to go and failed to score on 4 straight trips.Definetly thought it was over with 2 minutes to go and down by 9. I remember seeing the look on Self's face as he was trying to sub. He looked down and just had this "dam we are gonna lose? What can I do?" look on his face. I thought you send guys out there and they will make a run and fall short.Even as we tried for a three I thought it would miss like 2003, but Chalmers drained it. If it wasn't against the NCAA rules and I could afford it I would buy you a car Chalmers. Rushed the court, had a blast. I knew we would win when it went to overtime, no way Memphis would recover. AWESOME! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK GO KU!

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

If you notice, in the last three games Memphis has had a great start. If we can restrict them in the first five to eight minutes, I think they will be in a situation that they haven't been in for a while. This could put them in some extra pressure, hopefully.Rebound, TAKE CARE OF THE BALL (not like what we did against UNC), and stop dribble penetration, which will help reduce fouls as well. And, like UNC game, get back on defense!!!An inspirational speech by Danny Manning might help as well. I was too young to remember, but wasn't KU underdog in '88 as well? I think so.We will win, God willing!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! Let's repeat history 20 years later. I'm ready!

Adam James 11 years, 8 months ago

Take care of the ball and we will be in good shape. Turnovers and our defense will be the key to this game even if we play average on the offensive end. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!! NCAA CHAMPIONS 2008

rockchalkAZ 11 years, 8 months ago

please God...........ONE MORE. ROCK CHALK!!!!!!

11 years, 8 months ago

ESPN Picks:Steve Lavin - MemphisDick Vitale - MemphisBob Knight - no pick (whoever scores the most points will win)Digger Phelps - MemphisJay Bilas - KansasJohn Calipari: "We don't get any respect. No one is picking us to win."

Bob Houk 11 years, 8 months ago

Amen NH_KJawk I have been saying this all along, it is our time. Rock Chalk Jayhawk KKK UUU - 1988/2008Remember 3rd time is CHARM !!!!!!!

classfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Anybody getting nervous yet....How about butterflies....All I can say, is after tonight I hope all the KU fans have new excuses. Its been 20 years since two Carolina guys brought a NC to Lawrence ( Brown and Manning) and all the excuses since are getting old. A curse has been laid upon the KU doorstep. You can watch for it tonight. You will be able to tell when it enters into the game. Its a magical thing to see. The only way for KU to get rid of the curse is to find a little class. Wouldn't it be cool tonight if in the final seconds of the game, with the Chokehawks down, all the fans of the other schools starting chanting Rock Caulk Chokehawk. I can't wait. See you all at the game. I'll be the one in crimson and blue....Rock Caulk Chokehawk....Rock Caulk Chokehawk....Rock Caulk Chokehawk.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Not to change the subject, but did anyone watch KC 38 the Spot? What's up with Jack Harry? Is he a MU freak or what?

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

So, Manning is a Carolina guy now?! Well done.

jayhawkr34 11 years, 8 months ago

SOUNDS LIKE "CLASSFAN" IS A BITTER UNC FAN, GET USED TO IT NO"CLASSFAN", THE ONLY THING ROY HAS DONE FOR YOU IS WIN A NATL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE ELSES RECRUITS. GET USED TO LOSIN IN THE TOURNEY

11 years, 8 months ago

cl(dumb)assfan - go back to your Tar Heel boards. Time for your follies here to be Carolina dead.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

EVERYONE ON THIS BOARD, please take a moment and visualize our guys cutting down those nets!Do you see them? There they are, Russ Rob snipping, Arthur, cutting, Jackson getting some, Chalmers cutting and smiling, BRush has some around his neck.

jhwkfanincali 11 years, 8 months ago

The play up to the first TV timeout is crucial...hopefully it goes good for us. Shady has GOT to step up like the Florida game in Vegas

KU 11 years, 8 months ago

Dear God, I swear I won't swear at the TV tonight.....if KU plays well.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Message to Phog Allen: It is time to honor your legacy. Please send your divine intervention so that we may do so tonight.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

we just need to keep them out of the paint and i think we'll be fine and execute on offense

11 years, 8 months ago

We aren't taking care of the ball either. Lot of time left.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Bobbling the ball all over the place!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Both teams a little sloppy to open. We need to take care of the ball and STOP with the silly turnovers.

madmangine 11 years, 8 months ago

I send the blessing of the large man.Let's get Aldrich in the game!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Keep attacking, Just Keep Attacking Hawks!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

TOs are going to be the death of us. Take care of the damn ball, guys!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

FILL it up lance1jhawk! We got a game on our hands.

madmangine 11 years, 8 months ago

we've got them in some early foul troubleI like the way we're playing Djust need to calm down and execute

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Pouring 'em down my throat as a type! NH_JHawk

susyajhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

we're looking 'gutsy' right now...i like it, even though it's a tight one, we're starting to loosen up and make them play at our pace...rcjhgku!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Am I the only one out here who really dislikes Joey Dorsey?

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

God let it keep going this way. Lance I'm saying your prayer!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Anybody read Posnaski's article today about alley oops/lobs?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Not too hard to imagine Dorsey getting T'd up in this game given the cavalier attitude.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

No, you're NOT the only one, ku98. Should have gotten a T for that chest bump.Aldrich is NOT off to a good start.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Looks like each time is getting a mini-run.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Okay, I've seen it all. Roy with a KU sticker.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I don't know why they sell ya the whole seat, because you only need the edge!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

That's a 1st for me ever seeing another coach wearing another team's logo. How can you not respect Roy?

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I think Roy is a classy guy but I wonder what the UNC AD and fans think of the sticker. I mean it would be much more acceptable to see Jerod Haase or CB McGrath with a sticker...

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Great comment Lance. I hope we run them into the ground on offense and defense. We need to wear out their big men and get them to foul.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

DOUBLE DRIBBLE (or at least traveling??)

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Dorsey, Dozier, and Taggart all have 2 fouls.

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

this is soooo important to play well this last couple minutes!!!!!!!!!!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

CDR is the only problem right now. We are able to control Rose and their big men are not doing much. I like our chances tonight, guys!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

You can tell we definitley have more fans there! I think Billy Packer might be senile though...did he just say that the Kansas fans are chanting Rock Chalk????

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

We need to close out the last 1:02 in fine fashion.

susyajhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

they're looking spent, and a little frustrated...and we're just gaining energy, steady, as the game progresses...i'll say it again, i like where we're at right now!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Dorsey is going to get T-ed up before the night is over...mark it down.

Mike Johns 11 years, 8 months ago

wow... what a great first half - I sure would like to be up by 20, but this is a great game... lets enjoy the last 20 minutes of the year! Rock Chalk!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

WOW! GREAT DEFENSE!!! Way to go Jayhawks! NICE way to close out the half.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Great defense to end the half. Would have been nice to get that rebound with 20+ seconds left, but that's ok, we are up by 5. Nice job, fellas!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

NICE defensive closeout!!!!! Held them to less than 30!!!!!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Great Defense guys!!!!! That last posession was big! The last thing we want to do is let them to go into the locker room on a high note.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

yes and we need to take it inside and work on drawing some more fouls. Three's at this point are just bonus...Lets go boys!!!!Rose still has an ailment called Rush!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

We should get the ball to start the second half too.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Mista, you're killing me here. I just realized there is only 20 minutes left for our Jayhawks! I hope Coach Self tells them that at halftime. Guys, you only have 20 minutes left this year. Make them count!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Sherron is in Rose's head...Packer even said it.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

This is ALL new to Memphis...being down at the half. Will be interesting to see how they handle it.

11 years, 8 months ago

I think we have them frustrated. I would much rather be up by five at half instead of down by five. Keep it up, 'Hawks!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Great defense and coaching move at the end of the half. I'm trying to remain calm, but it's very difficult. I wish I were in Kansas or San Antonio tonight. I spent the day in my KU Hoops shirt, KU banner up in my office...and hardly a person noticed. They are definately not as informed about basketball in Seattle.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

When I first heard Hightower announced as one of the refs I said to my wife "well crap". I may have to rethink that, not because he is any better than usual, but because Memphis probably has not had to put up with his poor officiating.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Come on Bill tell the boys to put the pedal down and show em how it's done.They need to be taught a lesson about sportsmanship!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

BCRaven - Believe it or not, Hightower reff'd the '88 game. Another similarity to our last NC so I actually don't mind him this game.

Steve Gantz 11 years, 8 months ago

Hightower's a great ref. I think he called the 88 title game too.

11 years, 8 months ago

Some OU fans think Hightower is the reason we beat them in '88.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

why do they still have to talk about Bill and OSU?

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

KU has the lead and CBS talks about Memphis to start their halftime. Good grief. The only person who likes Kansas is Jay Bilas. At least he is sticking to his original pick.I can't wait to hear what Roy says. I stll respect him tremendously, just can't believe UNC wouldn't have a problem with him wearing that Jayhawk. Where are Jerod and C.B.?

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

hate people that hate roy. seriously, the guy is a KU bro. you don't like coach williams? go fck yourself.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

dorsey does complain alot but let him.....he'll get a T before the night is over and how bout roY? i think it's great he had a ku stick on....shows how much he does care about kansas whether ppl want to believe it or not. he went home to be with his dad and sister who died. it was a smart move ppl....i was pissed at him but he's a great guy and will always be a part of KU. let's get after em in the second half and put this away early!!!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

I think the officating has been just fine. I do think they should have called the hit against Cole. But that's ok I expect to see more of that their not very mature. Pretty disappointed in their attitude.

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

roy rockin' the HAWK sticker is cool. what a bro!!!!!!

stujayhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

What kind of recruits do we have coming in to replace da ones leaving?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I think the officiating has been fine too.I can't believe Hansbrough got POY...Beasley was ROBBED!!!! Hansbrough got exposed the other night...he DOESN'T play defense and he CAN'T hit the 10-15 footer.

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

BEAK 'EM HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree, landon. Roy is a good guy. I was pissed too, but that was a long time ago, and Self has done a great job for us.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Great comments by Roy. Hey LA...I said I respect him tremendously. I've stood by Roy for the last 5 years and cheer for UNC often. As I said before, I have tremendous respect for him as a coach and for what he did for KU.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

kshaw, I know what you mean? Kellogg is in love with CDR

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

It says alot for the man to not only be there to chear KU on but to have a jayhawk sticker on... pretty awesome!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK ROY! That was cool. No, that was frickin' AWESOME!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i dont root for unc but i still like roy.

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

20 minutes from destiny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William Cormode 11 years, 8 months ago

The idiot east coast voters on ESPN.com strike again. Man are they slobbing Memphis' knob. Do they not realize that C-USA sucks?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Just take care of the rock this half and we'll OWN IT!!!!

11 years, 8 months ago

Is Clark Kellogg CDR's agent?? To hear him talk, you would think Memphis is up by 15 at half.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Love Roy showing that he IS still part of the Jayhawk Nation!We are standing on the Tiger throat right now! Lets go out and apply even pressure til we hear that familiar POP!

susyajhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

roy definitely showing some class tonight, but i wouldn't expect any different...thx roy!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

We are a half away!!!! Halftime national champs!! Guys, we totally can do this. We just need to calm down and start knocking down some threes. This is our time!!Rock 'em Chalk 'em Hawks!!!

11 years, 8 months ago

That's right, lance! Sweep the knee!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Was it just me or did that first half just blow by???

jhwkfanincali 11 years, 8 months ago

Even though I enjoyed beating Roy, and don't have to listen to U-GLY-LA people...gotta love the support...he is hoping we are over him leaving by the beating he took but he is trying to get our support with the sticker...this is Self's time to clear all naysayers and bring it home...WE ARE KANSAS...ROCK CHALK!!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

20 more mins to the best season ever for the fball and bball team......do this one for the seniors, rod especially and for the die hard kansas fans...rock chalk!!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Nice graphic by CBS. Anyone question who's OWNING the low post on O and D?

11 years, 8 months ago

Roy no doubt is a classy guy. Love the sticker and his honesty.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Jayhawk Nation, please forgive Roy once and for all. He was our guy for 15 years, and he is here cheering for KU. I think he genuinely loves KU. I mean, come on, he spent 15 years there. Some of us only spent 4 years. I know there are Roy haters out there who will slam me, but I like Ol' Roy. I was disappointed that he left, but he is a good guy.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I like Collins as a point guard and really respect his ability to defend, to move the ball down the court and make big time plays. What is the thought on his play at this point. I ask as I wonder about the turnovers he had earlier in the game. Is his size going to be an issue in terms of who is guarding him tonight? I'd sure like to hear what others think.Perhaps this won't be an issue given the number of points in the paint and his ability to drive to the hoop and distribute. At times I find myself holding my breath and hoping he doesn't lose the ball he goes so fast.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

not the start to the first half that i was looking for.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Let's take Dorsey out when he comes back in!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Thats 3 on the biggest jack-a$$ in the game

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Are the refs blind...that was off Memphis.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

OK, boys....minus 4 for the half. Step it up!!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

and cdr was on him while trying to dribble....ugh!!!!! we get a stop then we give it right back to them...ku needs to keep pounding it inside....if they collapse kick it out for an open three. let's go rush/chalmers..start looking for your shot.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree, landon...we need to revert to what helped us in the first half.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We're in Dorsey's head. His emotions will catch up with him sooner or later.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

we have to make a three sometime dont we?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

this 2nd half is ticking away fast. already 6 min gone...

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm dying right now...we need to handle the ball better! Come on Jayhawks, take to them!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

My heart rate has officially gone over 100bpm.

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

Packer hates KU. Dude calls for a KU foul on every play. Guess who just joined the SUCK IT!!!!!! list.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Landon- I don't think we need to make a three. We got to a 100 only hitting 2's

cscher 11 years, 8 months ago

Why doesn't Billy Packer just come out and say that he hates the Jayhawks?

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm with you on the heart rate! We need to go after Memphis and put this game away. Killer instinct would be great right about now...visualize cutting down the net!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

no i'm not saying we need to shoot threes but if we attempt a few isn't it about time we make one?

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

They all do, apparently. They all picked Memphis tonight.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

OMG! Packer almost said something good about KU...He of course rebounded with something we aren't doing well. Hope he remembers the game we won with no threes...OMG! he is giving credit to the Kansas defenders!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

We may not need threes, but that sure did wonders to make my heart reate come down!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Dorsey just doesn't want his 4th foul!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I don't care how we get points, just as long as we start pulling away! My heart rate is going into a very scary place.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

we're in a dog fight. I get the feeling this is going to the wire. HANG ON, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

...the finish line is quickly approaching.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

man to man defense, fast breaks, steal the ball.Come on boys shake em up!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Why did we just go away from what was working on Rose?!?!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm trying very hard to breathe right now. Let's take this one and gain control...just over 8 mins. and counting. This game is going way too fast...

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

Hey packer I didnt no you and Rose were dating ?

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i'm getting a little worried now.......we haven't done anything on offense the few times down.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I hear ya, landon. Can't keep making empty trips.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Message to James Naismith:We know you and Phog are watching. Please let us carry on your legacies and take the title home where it belongs.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

We have only scored 14 in the second half. We need to crank it up!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I hope both Self and Manning are saying something inspirational during this TV timeout.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

This game isn't going to make it to the 60s.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

still say give it dl to da or dj..then kick out if need be.....box out and stay in front of ur man on defense.7:52 to go!!!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

We're getting ready to open things up. We've done a good job on fouls. Go Hawks!!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

hate to say it but it's over.....ku can't buy a bucket and now we dont want to hustle. great year...i'm out

11 years, 8 months ago

Banked three? Shades of UCLA last year?

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

nail in the coffin...lucky ass bank three pt. shot....ffuh this. ku can't win the big one that counts.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

What a sad way to end it. That shot was junk.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Oh well hell! If they are gonna start banking 3's!We need to make shots! Landon- now would be a good time for a three.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

3:49 is not a lot of time so we need to stroke some 3s. Not an easy task given the track record of this game. I believe. WE CAN DO THIS!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

not going to happen...cuz they will run down the other end and bank one in at the buzzer.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Close to having to foul them and hope they miss.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

start hacking dorsey.....it's our only hope at getting back in to this.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

YEs its 3 time somebody has got to step up and NOW. Come on boys show them what you came for!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

hell put case in....he'll shoot a three. we dont need dunks right now....we need points and stops!!!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I like the zone...the only problem with a zone is you dont have an assigned man to block out.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill the zone is dumb what are you thinking?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Ok folks, foul them because Memphis is a LOUSY FT shooting team. This is their achilles heel.

Theutus 11 years, 8 months ago

Why the hell is Collins in the game right now? He's a turnover machine tonight, how about taking him out?

DueFan 11 years, 8 months ago

If we lose. I have no regrets at all. It was an awesome run.

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

Man if only we made are three's we could have won.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Lets keep puting 'em on the line. I like are chances

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Same here. We can still do this. 3 point shots and man to man.

Theutus 11 years, 8 months ago

You have a team that has only scored on the perimeter, shooting 3's... Yet we go to a box and 1 zone to let them shoot? Then we leave collins in as a turnover machine, and not sub him when he makes repeated turnovers...Seriously, I think Self has done a great job so far, but tonight he's failing hard.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

KEEP THE FAITH...I BELIEVE! It's NOT over yet.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

My heart rate is now at 150bpm, and climbing...

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

what would you do here? foul or play it out? hate to say it but i think i would foul.....omg my heart can't take this

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Big D ... just get us to overtime if need be!

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Win or lose this is a great team! I have faith we can do this. We beat Texas in the championship game in the last 2 mins.

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

WHAT THE F&CK IS COLLINS THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

mental mistakes......missed both free throws and we CANT get the rebound.....stupid. STUPID

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Billy pack is a dumb SOB. great call for not getting a T after spiking the ball???? Looks like the thugs might win.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

And listen to f*ckin Billy Packer "the referee does a great job of NOT calling a technical on CDR for slamming the ball on the floor"... what an a$$.

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

That was a techincal I dont care who he was mad at he was still mad .. Thats bull

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I can't believe collins didn't pull back and work for the tie.UGH>

flipborder02 11 years, 8 months ago

Rose perfect guy to put on the line oh wait if we could just rebound that never would have happed.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

idc who you are...that is a T for slamming the ball

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

yEYEYESL:JKFHD:ASORYUIJSFDO: #)*(RUFUI{SD"FOPJI"FL

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

OTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

OMG.... nothin but net!!!! We got this one baby!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Chalmers is the guy you want taking that shot! GOOD OMEN PEOPLE GOOD OMEN! I TOLD YOU FT WERE UM ACHILLES HEEL!ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! LETS DO THIS!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

That has to be a shot in the arm for us!!!!! Dorsey is out too!!!!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

I hear you, ATL. I can't f*ckin type right I am shaking...

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Memphis can only get tighter as the game rolls on!!!!

tis4tim 11 years, 8 months ago

BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

No more messin around Bill man to man tough defense lets get it done....

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I think I just had a heart attack. I'm about ready to pour a scotch to calm my nerves!Dorsey out and Chalmers rocks! Makes both free throws and a three.

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

IF we win Chalmers shot is the play of the tourney.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

We've been saving are run for RIGHT NOW!Kill 'EM on D and SMOKE 'em on O

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

KEEP THE FAITH! We are going to do this!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Can somebody please explain to me why Collins is still in this game????

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

this is the BEST championship ever...the best

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm believing so hard right now I'm shaking. My neighbors probably aren't too happy either with all my yelling.

DueFan 11 years, 8 months ago

Guys. someone slap me,kick me, drug me..do something....is this happening?!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

he's in cuz robinson fould out i believe

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

Memphis looks like they just lost. Love they are doubting themselves.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

My neighbors think i'm beating my wife!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

18-3 run in the last 4:24. That's Kansas basketball!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

he's been on the bench all of OT and last min. of regulation...i think he fouled out!idc...right now chalmers is in the zone....!!!!rock chalk!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE!!!!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

It's quarter to five in the morning wher e I'm at and people probably think the same thing about me Lance1Jhawk.

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

what a run by the hawks. i knew we would. we're going to OWN this OT and win it. watch. beak 'em, HAWKS!!!!!!!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm about to jump of my Lanai (at least I have a Hawaii ocean view for this heart attack match!)

DueFan 11 years, 8 months ago

ROFL @ lance1jhawk...I almost ate my floss

susyajhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

i'm good, i'm good...let's take tis run and run with it!!!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm in Ireland and I'm about to go jump in the ocean as well to cool down!!!!

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

holy moley......i'm completely losing it.......we HAVE to score on this possession....up 3 we NEED a basket.

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

these group of guys are winners in my book! May we win, God willing!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Use the clock...we can get the ball back for the last shot.

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

65 seconds. We just need 65 seconds to win this. Dear God let them win!

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

repeat..... i believe, i believe...............

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

i want a back cut cuz they will be overplaying the lanes....backdoor right here.

Mike Johns 11 years, 8 months ago

so if the hawks hold on here... how will calipari react? sour grapes... does he give us props? who is the dream team?

DueFan 11 years, 8 months ago

I am not being derogatory..but all Memphis starters and bench look like pure thugs!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

A friggin wet spot infont of the memphis bench! DAMN!I think i just made a wet spot in my pants!

Proud2bnOkiefromKansas 11 years, 8 months ago

LET ME BE THE FIRST TO SAY! KANSAS WINS!!!! KANSAS WINS!! KANSAS WINS!!! CHAMPIONS 2008!!!!!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

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DueFan 11 years, 8 months ago

It's Jackson and Chalmers who made the difference

kshaw04 11 years, 8 months ago

OMG...I haven't screamed like that since 88.

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

i can't believe it...i can't believe....i can't believe it...May God be praised!! WOW, WOW

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

I am like Valvano in my living room... running around looking for a hug! YEEEEEEAAAAAAH!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!! Man, I wish I could be in Lawrence right now!

niao 11 years, 8 months ago

Unbelievable!!! The best TEAM! I have tears of joy right now. This is awesome, baby!!!!!

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

THANK YOU ESPN,S ERIN ANDREWS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! you guys and gals may not believe me but at half time i said 75 pts to win even if they get 40 pts. ok so i did not see overtime coming. great jops guys now eat crow ESPN you clowns .

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

-classfan- Where you at NOW! PUNK!soobawls- How you feel about coach NOW!

Bob Houk 11 years, 8 months ago

FANTASTIC-I TOLD EVERYONE TO HAVE FAITH !!!!! 1988-2008 & 1952MY HEART IS FINALLY BEATING AGAIN ROCK CHALK KKKKKKUUUUUU

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

All the ESPN idiots (except Bilas) are trying to rationalize Memphis' downfall. Bastards!!!!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

I want to see Joey Dorsey's sorry ass face right now... Come on, Joey, where da f*ck are you now, bitch?

truehawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH. Thank you James Naismith, thank you Phog Allen, thank you Oprah. I don't know where that came from. CHALMERS!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU. Holy Crap. I just peed in my pants.

stujayhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!!!18 YEARS OLD AND I GET MY FIRST KU CHAMPIONSHIP!!!GO HAWKS!!!!:D

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

Cut down them nets guys!So it comes true, a year that ends in 8 crowns a school that begins with K champion.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill won't leave. He will reneg his contract, which is only fair since Pickens is throwing big bucks at him, and he has now won a championship for us. Show him the money, Lew...Where are the Self haters now?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I love all of you on this blog site...thanks for making it memorable!!!!!

hollpat 11 years, 8 months ago

I love everyting. i love eveyone. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

2008 National Champions! This is AMAZAING!!!!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Danny looks good wearing his second national champion hat.Let's cut some net!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

lance1jayhawk - THANK YOU for keeping the faith with me brother. Improbable as it was, the fact is:WE ARE THE 2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl- I LOVE YOU MAN! I LOVE EVERYONE! (except soobawls and classfan they can still SUCK IT)WE WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl - mutual feeling. You guys on the blog make this a lot of fun!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

Yes, you guys were great we all got nervous but we never gave up on our guys. No team in the nation deserved this more than the Jayhawks!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Wish I were in Lawrence right about now.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

"One Shining Moment" means sooooo friggin' much right about now!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH_JHawk- Thankyou for never giving up. You helped me pull through. Thanks to everyone who keep this site running for the Jayhawk Nation!

susyajhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

wish i was a STUDENT right now, again, with all this...it's ridiculous, it's amazing, it's...HEAVEN!!! JAYHAWK HEAVEN!!!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

To quote LAJayhawk5: Digger Phelps can SUCK IT!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

You guys that preached keeping the faith...THANKS. I can honestly admit I about lost it.

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

OK ST> to offer 6million to self? turn it down!

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I think I'm going to call in sick for days and just party like a mofo!!!!

drum1984 11 years, 8 months ago

Chalmers Chalmers Chalmers Chalmers.....Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Mario, what can I say, you deserve to have your jersey hanging up there in AFH...Great game for Shady. 20 and 10. HUGE!We shot 14 for 15 from the FT line. I am so happy right now... I can't imagine how good the seniors must feel right now... WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

speedy 11 years, 8 months ago

the fact that KU played sev. close 1/2 court games showed. great effort KU!

KU_DScooze 11 years, 8 months ago

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I love it!!!!!! Rock Chalk 4ever!!!! Thank you guys for your hard work! Thank you Coach!! You guys are awesome and you have brought the national championship back where it belongs!!!!

rockchalkjayhawk4ku11 11 years, 8 months ago

I LOVE KANSAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KU- NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!SELF YOU HAVE TO STAY AFTER THAT!!!!!!

Seth Peattie 11 years, 8 months ago

QUESTION: IS WINNING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE ORANGE BOWL IN THE SAME YEAR A GOOD THING?

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

OK, "One Shining Moment" brought a tear to my eye.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

A GREAT thing, LAJayhawk5. On to the College World Series!!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree...back up the Brinks truck to the Self house, Perkins!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

What a great year to be a Jayhawk! First the Orange Bowl and now a National Championship in basketball!OMG!What a Year!April 12th spring game and it all starts AGAIN!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill brought to KU in 5 years what Roy couldn't do in 15 years!!!!

Ben Kane 11 years, 8 months ago

WOW! All i can say is WOW!!! I love you Mario! Please stay one more year!

halvhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

congrats to everyone...coaches, team, loyal fans!! heres to the best night ever...ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

OK, now I think we're starting to overload this thing...the pages aren't reloading properly.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

According to my brother, they've closed off ALL the streets for 3 blocks either side of Mass St. for the celebration. Lawrence must be amazing right now.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Coach Cal is being very classy in his post game.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Is the web cam of Mass Street up and running?

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

NH, I wish I could be there. Tell your bro to have a cold one for me. Rock Chalk!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl - I'm having the same problem with the page reloading. Also I've had a bunch of text messages sent back to KS fail. Circuits overloaded.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ku98 - let's have a cold one anyway! WE deserve it!

bp_josh 11 years, 8 months ago

I've hardly ever written on here, I usually jsut come here to read the comments. To all you people who believed...ROCK CHALK!

roshi12 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!! THANK YOU BILL, MARIO, BRANDON, SHERRON, DARRELL, DARNELL, RUSSELL, SASHA, COLE, AND ALL THE REST OF THE GUYS! UNBELIEVABLE GAME, SEASON, MEMORIES FOREVER!

tdomine 11 years, 8 months ago

I want to have Mario Chalmers's baby!Rock Chalk

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH_JHawk- I'm having the same problems... they seem so trivial considering that we are National Champs! Nothing can bring me down right now!

hollpat 11 years, 8 months ago

has ku found their go to guy yet ? haha!!! Mario !!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

The boys are on now for their post game.

BCRavenJHawkfan 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl,Totally agree with you about Callipari, hope he can bring another team to the Final Four.

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl- the web came is hit and miss, i think there is alot of people trying to look at it right now. (imagine that)Rock Chalk Jayhawk people!

roshi12 11 years, 8 months ago

ONE LITTLE REMINDER TOO ---- KANSAS WINS A BCS BOWL AND NATIONAL TITLE IN THE SAME YEAR. AMAZING!!!!!!!! NEVER BEEN MORE PROUD TO BE A JAYHAWK.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Mario with "the shot heard 'round the world"2008 National Champions has a nice ring to it! I like it!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

ESPN just showed Mass St. in Lawrence. CRAZY!

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

do you realize our 2 teams are 49-4 for the year???? i LOVE this team..... i ALMOST gave up then started believing and it happened........ mario, we LOVE you...... we love ALL of you..... and FTs WON a game and a national championship for us..... who would have ever thought that?????? ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!! think i'm still in shock and it just hasn't totally sunk in...... LOVE IT !!!!!! wish i was in lawrence!!!!!!

hawkmedic 11 years, 8 months ago

Sending out a ROCK CHALK all the way from Tikrit Iraq.

Dale Koch 11 years, 8 months ago

Vitale calls Mario's shot a Hail Mary, what a jerk.

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

I hear you hawkmedic! Rock Chalk Jayhawk from Galway Ireland.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, hawkmedic, for all that you do. Keep safe!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

hawkmedic- Hold your head High as a proud member of the Jayhawk Nation (but keep low and be safe). We (Jayhawk Nation) are praying for you. Come back soonRock Chalk Jayhawk and a humble thankyou

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Man, screw it!!!! I can't settle down to sleep.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

It's all up to the baseball team now...get us to the College World Series!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Atlanta- I feel ya. I'm way to pumped to sleep right now; however if I keep drinking then I guess it will probably take care of itself.

overseashawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Okay everybody. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK. Goodnight.

Brandon Snook 11 years, 8 months ago

What a game. I am so proud to be a Jayhawk. ROCK CHALK!

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

hawkmedic - Thank you for your service to our country and we hope you come home soon. Rock Chalk to you and all our men and women serving!

hawkmedic 11 years, 8 months ago

Will do. Be outta here in less than 3 weeks.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl - dittolance1jhawk - we no longer have to punish the liver (but I'm sure we still will...LOL)

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

i can't wind down...... this is so wonderful!!!!!! think i had hit a REAL low and then such a turn around to such a huge high...... WOW!!!!! truly unbelievable and i just LOVE it!!! no drinking at all and i still can't calm down!!! just LOVE these guys!!!!! hey, i was proud of roy tonite too..... we must give him some credit, right??

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

hawkmedic- be safe for those three weeks. Come back in expidicious fashion

Brian Powell 11 years, 8 months ago

Thank you Hawks for making all those ESPN jokers eat their words! Even after the game, all they could talk about was how Memphis lost the game.Rock Chalk.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

no kidding.... the commentators just flat could NOT give us credit.......... wow.............

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

It was sooooooo obvious...all the national pundits wanted Memphis to take this one. Hell, I even noticed it seemed hard for Nance and Packer to feel happy for the 'hawks.

Brian Powell 11 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, I thought it was sweet how Roy stayed with the Jayhawk on his chest.. but I bet the tarheels won't be too happy about that!

Martin Rosenblum 11 years, 8 months ago

Now I have to go take all of the KU stuff off of my car here in Memphis or it will probably be destroyed tomorrow!WE BELIEVED IN SELF AND IT PAID OFF !!!!!

lance1jhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

NH_JHawk- I will be tailgating for the spring game with friends punishing the liver. Probably just because I will be back in Lawrence and knowing that Football is just a few short months away. Send me an e-mail when you are coming back and the wife and I will meet ya for a drink to celebrate this thing real proper like.

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!! I am so proud of the whole team. What a year ! I hope Lew can some how figure a way to keep coach Self but if we do lose him thanks for bringing us the title in 08!!!!ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNBELIVABLE COMEBACK!!! AM I DREAMING?

KU 11 years, 8 months ago

hawkmedic......KU's basketball team might be considered the heros of the hour, but you my friend, are a TRUE hero. Thanks for serving to keep my kids safe.Rock Chalk! 2008 National Champions!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Why is Dick Vitale being such a grumpy old man? Digger and Bobby are, too, but we expect that from those losers. They're ripping on Memphis nonstop, it's really weird. I don't ever remember so much second-guessing after a title game. I wish they would focus on the champs like real professionals.Dicky V didn't pick Kansas for a single game past the Sweet 16.

KU 11 years, 8 months ago

I was so glad to see Roy Williams rooting for KU with the Jayhawk on his shirt. That showed humility and class.I've been critical of him over the past 5 years, but it's time we all let bygones be bygones. Let's take him at his word: he left because of family and KU will always be his 2nd favorite school.The hatchet is buried. Rock Chalk, Roy!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Don't let Dickie V back into the fieldhouse...ever!!!! Only Bilas, Rece Davis, and Hubert Davis (who has been on KU's bandwagon all year) are allowed in.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I agree, KU...the hatchet is buried with me too.

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Aloha Jayhawks from Hawaii!!! Great win, we are the champs!! What a great athletic program we have!Congrats Billy and the Rockers, you guys are the best!! Thank you, Mario.

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

What class by my second favorite coach! Coach Williams, you will always have a place in the hearts of Jayhawk fans everywhere. Now, PAY BILL LEW!

George Powell 11 years, 8 months ago

Rock Chalk Jayhawk from South Carolina.Been on the phone for an hour with my Dad who is still living in Kansas. Both of going crazy, have not been this excited since 88. The emotions of being down, the Collins making that bone head play, trying to make a shot with no help, the Chalmers coming through on a contested 3.GO JAYHAWKS, NATIONAL CHAMPS

NH_JHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Rock Chalk Jayhawk to all and to all a goodnight. (not like I'll be sleeping or anything)2008 Orange Bowl and 2008 National Champions! It's AWESOME to be a Jayhawk!lance1jhawk - will do! looking forward to it my friend.

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

Sleep? Don't think thats going to happen!

Rockonku 11 years, 8 months ago

I didn't personally hear the interview but on fox satilite radio I guess they said that Mario had asked Bill if he was leaving and Bill said he wasn't going anywhere.

Littleapplehawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Man what a game!!! Mario is our hero for sure, but all the guys played their hearts out! Can't wait to wear all my new KU gear here in Manhattan! They Cat fans were talking alot of crap before the game, but everybody commenting on the Mercury site after the game are being congratulatory so far. Also, we should never invite that taint of a basketball analyst, Digger Phelps back to Lawrence for Gameday. That fool actually said at halftime that KU just couldn't play with Memphis much longer, and if the game came down to shooting free throws, KU would lose! Well, look at us 14-15!!! Shows how much that idiot knows, but I really didn't see anybody on any network picking us except Jay Bilas. Again, great game to the players, and a huge thank you to our GREAT COACH- BILL SELF!!! Also, thanks to the staff! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!! What a year to be a Jayhawk, can't wait to get my season tix for football!

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

Where is classfan, ADP and all the other idiots at now?

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Hawkmedic, stay safe over there. It was five years ago today when two of my best friends were killed when their jet went down near Tikrit. Check six and come home safe.Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

eastTXjayhawk 11 years, 8 months ago

thanks to all the jayhawks (and everyone else) serving us in the armed forces from a thankful General Dynamics employee.What a night...i am in shock, between this and the Davidson game, i've got nothing left.i'll be in vegas all next week, sporting every piece of Jayhawk gear I've got...ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK from East TX...too far North to hear the partying in San Antonio...wish I was there

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I hear ya, jhawkdan42...those bastards won't be heard from again.

phins13td 11 years, 8 months ago

Dicky V is a moron. Add Billy Packer to that list as well.Packer was cheering for UNC on Saturday and Memphis tonight. It was so obvious.Both of these guys are clowns.

Matt Beat 11 years, 8 months ago

When Darrell Arthur had that dream of playing in a KU uniform, it must have been in San AntonioDoes anybody remember Bucknell or Bradley anymore? No, the last 19 years of frustration do not matter at all with all the joy I am feeling right now. This is the great KU basketball team ever assembled.

Linda Daxon 11 years, 8 months ago

Did anyone tape "One Shining Moment". My darn station ran storm coverage after the end of the game and I hardly got to see anything after the buzzer!Way to go Hawks. Bill better stay in Lawrence cause as the wife of an OSU alum I can tell him first hand he would be nuts to want to live in Stillwater.

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

Sherron was a little shaky but I have to admit his 3 was absolutely huge for us. We hit some seriously clutch shots in that last minute.

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

Rockonku-Lets all say another prayer tonight and hope that is true!

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

Man there is no way I can go to sleep, might just have to watch the game again!

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill is not going anywhere. Just let him rip up his contract and start anew.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

I honestly don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight. Man, wish I could be on Mass St. right now.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

I'm with you, jhawkdan42. Think I'll just shower and go to work in a couple of hours.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Hennenway just cancelled all classes on Tuesday.Man, I went to school 10 years too early.

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

I know DA and Rush are gone I sure hope we don't lose Chalmers too!

Stebbins 11 years, 8 months ago

&%^$ all the haters. We have something we'll never lose. Ever. Memphis didn't make plays. Kansas did. Couldn't make a free throw. Kansas did. We've been rewarded for 20 years of love.

jayhawkinATL 11 years, 8 months ago

Hmmmmm...as tourney MVP, he may have to test the waters by putting his name in, at least.

Andrew Ledell 11 years, 8 months ago

Ok I just heard on ESPNU (playing other crap on regular ESPN right now) that 37 is the most wins in history for a national champion... And second most wins in NCAA history period (Memphis is first with 38... oh well didn't make it to 39). Anyway, sorry if anyone already posted that, but what a freaking unbelievable finish to a historic season!See you all at Memorial Stadium tomorrow!!! Already made the decision to drive from Wichita. Couldn't resist since I have the day off. Lucky me!

Lance Hobson 11 years, 8 months ago

I love the fact that an Air Force brat just won Kansas the National Title. Way to go Mario, you'll never have to buy lunch in Lawrence again for the rest of your life.

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Mario will declare, but won't sign with an agent. If he shows the NBA scouts that he can play PG and have more of a pass-first mentality, he could go pretty high. He plays great defense, has great touch, and definitely plays taller than 6-1. I hope he comes back though.

Colby Hebert 11 years, 8 months ago

tonight we werent only jawyhawks, but maybe a bit of another type of bird, a phoenix, we rised from the ashes and came back from certain defeat and chalmers gave us a second life, and we made the most of it.best game everdown 9 with 2:12 or something to go, unbelievable, wish i was in lawrence right now

Andrew Ledell 11 years, 8 months ago

jayhawkinatl... if it makes any sense, I'm almost jealous of myself. I don't think that's even possible, but this thing hasn't sunk in just yet. I'm just in disbelief... in the best way possible. I was hammered on Mass St. as a KU senior in '03 and the feeling of being hung over the next day and dealing with that loss was almost unbearable. So I deserve it right? HELL YEAH!!! We all deserve to relish this one!

Dan Harris 11 years, 8 months ago

OK guys I'm going to stare at the ceiling for a few hours. It's been a great year and I have enjoyed posting with all of you(with a few exceptions, you know who I'm talking about) Goodnight and sweet dreams, ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! DAMN THAT SOUNDS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!111

ku98 11 years, 8 months ago

Good night, dan42. Sweet dreams, indeed...

MOJHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

Adding to my previous list of 1988/2008 KU NCAA coincidences, I realized that both Larry Brown and Bill Self were in their fifth year as the KU coach when they won the NC. The bothersome potential coincidence is that both could leave after their championship season.But back to tonite, I knew the championship was ours when I heard Ed Hightower's name announced as one of the refs, just like he was that night in KC twenty years ago. It was truly meant to be, so that's why I picked KU in my basketball pool and won $3700 tonite!!!OOPs...forgot a decimal point, make that $37.00 but a memory that will live with me to my last day.

okiedave 11 years, 8 months ago

It is soooooo goooood to be a Jayhawk.

tim deegan 11 years, 8 months ago

oh man, that was sweet watchin the game at harpos here in st. louis. this team is so damn good. what a ride. whatever happens after this doesn't matter. we are rockin and chalkin tonite. class act all around.

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

Boy, I'm sleeping so many typos above^!

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

Is it just me or the media is mostly talking about how Memphis let it get away instead of how resilient Kansas was?! They are as sore a loser as Memphis and its coach. He had difficulty even faking appreciation for Kansas.Kudos to Jay Bilas for picking us when everybody else went with Memphis, even Seth Davis of SI (he is also calling Kansas lucky and not giving enough props as KU should get).Now those in Lawrence, get yourself banners and brushes and paints and BEG, BEG Bill Self to stay.Bill, PLEASE don't leave KU.I was pretty much over Roy after we beat UNC, but he supporting KU in the final and wearking a KU sticker was very touchy. I have no ill feelings against him anymore. If we ever boo or curse him again, it will hurt and I'll be sorry for me. Thanks Roy for your service to KU. Bill was classy to thank the former players and coaches (and I'm sure he was thinking about Roy) who went through so much pain during the 1990s and early 2000s.

lovemyhawks 11 years, 8 months ago

class act on the court, class act on here tonite........ be proud to be a jayhawk..... tonite and every nite. we are #1 all the way around!!!!

JJHawq 11 years, 8 months ago

Hey Kirby - I'm going to be out tomorrow afternoon!See the rest of my Jayhawk brothers and sisters at the stadium w/ the family tomorrow afternoon!!!!!20 long years and it was worth every minute of waiting... rock chalk jayhawk!!

jenaj21 11 years, 8 months ago

I think what the ESPN sports commentators failed to bring up was the fact that this Kansas team won a title with not one all American player or one player averaging over 14 points per game. That to me is the true definition of a team, and it proves that a team beats one player anyday (Reynolds, Curry, Hansbourgh, CDR, Rose) WTG Hawks!I love Kansas and everything about what it stands for

goldlighting 11 years, 8 months ago

Well poop, Emporia was just told to expect 70 mph winds and quarter to golf ball sized hail with heavy lightning guess I better unplug for now. Dang it, I was so enjoying reading everyone's posts. Congrats to US, the KU nation! Oh my goodness, I bet some marriages in Missouri went bust tonight after some wife beatings, they have got to be loosing it.

rockchalk_dpu 11 years, 8 months ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!Guys, I am currently in Greencastle, Indiana and could not be any happier. I have waited my entire life for this title to happen, so much so that I decided to celebrate like I was on Mass. St. with the rest of my Jayhawk Brethren at DePauw! Way to go Self and the Hawks.

jaybate 11 years, 8 months ago

kupark,you are not imagining it.ESPNema's talking heads in particular are acting like the same whores they have the entire season.The game is simple. Never favor KU even when they win the national championship.Why?Because favoring Kansas promotes their recruiting and keeps them a Cadillac program. In turn, that steers recruits away from schools where the talking heads have loyalties and relationships with coaches that give them the access they require in the major media markets they need to pump up their Q ratings and market share ratings.Dick Vitale, Bob Knight, Digger Phelps, and Jay Bilas don't get any Q rating bump out of favoring KU. They only get a little one favoring Memphis. But what they do get is continued access to Jim Calhoun at UConn, Mini Dean Roy at UNC, Ben Howland at UCLA, and so on.And then there's Knight minimizing KU to make sure his kid at TTech can get a few recruits in Lubbuck and Coach K can keep stealing guys like Kyle Singler away from KU.The game has been played crooked this way forever--in broadcasting and in coaching. When Roy was at KU, he only recruited half the country to protect UNC's feeder system. But that was only half of the favor he did for UNC. The other half was where he did recruit heavily--in Southern California. By hitting SoCal hard, Roy helped keep UCLA less talented than it would otherwise have been, which was good for KU AND for UNC.The whole reason Doc Allen came up with the NCAA tournament and promoted it was because he couldn't get fair treatment from the east coast news media.Don't think for a second that Vitale, Knight, Phelps and Bilas aren't total media whores, er, players. The only reason Bilas is a little more fair about KU is that Phelps, Knight and Vitale leave him almost no oxygen on any other Cadillac program, except for Duke, his alma mater. Knight, who wouldn't give Vitale the sweat off his cojones before Knight fell from grace at Indiana, realized that at the hole in the wall of Lubbuck that you had to play the media game to have a prayer at landing any player. He apparently gave Dickie V access with a capital A, baby, and promised to bail on TTEch eventually and join ESPNema's talking heads. Bobby's trying to rehab his image big time, baby. He's trying to get another shot at a major program so he can get his son's the heck out of Lubbuck. Its a dead end for his kids and he knows it.They're all players.

Brandon Hull 11 years, 8 months ago

So...if Self leaves, do we go after Calipari? He's got KU ties. I'm kidding here.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill is going no where.. lets do it again...

doug_lemoine 11 years, 8 months ago

@jaybate: damn, i'm impressed that you can be so lucid right now. i'm totally freaking out, as is everyone else here in california. but everything you say makes sense.just want to say that sherron really came up huge defensively, for all of his bad offensive decisions. just watched the game again, and rose had absolutely nothing against him, just couldn't get around him. nice work, sherron, and here's hoping that you'll be back next year.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

Bill just said "i love kansas and i am not planning on leaving soon."Yesssss!!!!!!!! I can't wait for Psyco C....... he is ganna be a beast...

goldlighting 11 years, 8 months ago

ESPN Classic is going to replay the Kansas-Memphis game on Tuesday night at 11:00pm EDT. It will be shown following the conclusion of the women's National Championship game pitting Tennessee and Stanford (that will be on ESPN).See the first overtime title game since 1997, seventh OT game in NCAA title history. The first championship for Kansas since 1988. The (seemingly) only good game in the entire NCAA tournament this year.

CaramelMacchMan 11 years, 8 months ago

there is No way Bill is going to leave guys.....Lew will get Bill 2.5 mill and OSU will get Billy from UK and that is the way the cookie crumbles....

kupark 11 years, 8 months ago

Jaybate...you make sense. Looking at them, it seems like somebody died in their families, especially Bobby. I agree he is worried about his son at TTech. Don't think Darrell even thought about going there, and after our win, no Texas kid worthy of playing at Kansas would want to go to TTech."Psyco C"?? CaramelMacchMan , please don't pull a Chenoweth on Cole. Don't put too much expectations on him. Let him fail, learn and grow up before we even think about comparing him to Hansbrough. He has ways to go going by how he played against Memphis.Remember, we will be young next year, and Cole and Collins and Mario will have defenses focused on them...this is if DA and BR don't come back.

landon_2003 11 years, 8 months ago

just got home from downtown lawrence,,,,,krazy...ku are the champs and deserving it so....best final four ever and we win. rock chalk jayhawk!

Chris Weaver 11 years, 8 months ago

just got back from mass street!!!!! ROCK CHALK

LANCOLLINS 11 years, 8 months ago

KU, I am such a proud Aunt this morning. I want to thank all of you for supporting SHERRON AND EMBRACING HIM AS IF HE WAS YOUR OWN BLOOD. It's such an awesome feeling to see and receive so much support. It's rather sad though to hear and read how the news papers in Chicago counted Sherron out. This was their quote today in the tribune; "( Yet he was the Chicago point guard having the fun, pushing the ball, creating the symmetry and, in the end, winning the trophy that was supposed to belong to the Memphis phenom.)". Now tell my why would this trophy belong to Memphis? You get what you earn and work for. Kansas not only worked for it they earned it hands down. I am soooo proud of my little Sherron: I am @ this law firm feeling as if the world was a cloud (I'm on cloud 9)...The newspapers can try and down play Kansas triumph and Sherron's skills, but in the end the rewards always goes to the one who worked the hardest. That's a fact and a fact that I learned through out my past college life, that landed me this career in law and what I teach my own children every day. "The reward is always given to the one who worked the hardest" "KANSAS PLAYERS YOU WORKED THE HARDEST"Last but not least.. Bill is a great coach and keep up the awesome job with your boys.. The entire Kansas team is just spectacular! It's such a treat to see all of them playing and playing like gentlemen. GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP YOUNG MEN. p.s. Aldrich, I never saw a more classy young man. It was clear (memphis dorsey tried to intimidate you but you stayed focus and didn't even pay attn to his failed intimidation act. Trust me when I say a lot of little boys whom play sports watched that game and they will always remember that great sportsmanship character of yours. Job well done sir!

jaybate 11 years, 8 months ago

LANCOLLINS,No one else can come close to giving Sherron what you have given him.We can only say: Sherron Collins is a Jayhawk and one of us.What we say will not put bread on his table.It will not prevent him from feeling the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.It will not help us to understand the unique problems he will one day face, because he plays basketball exceptionally well and will make more money than most of us can relate to out of our own experience.But it does make him apart of something bigger than him, or ANY one of us.It is no substitute for a church.It is no substitute for a family.It is no substitute for his relationship with his son, or with his mother.But when he is far from home and he has grey hair and fading hearing, and when he is the oldest generation of his family, and when things are not going so well, or when they are going too well, and Kansas basketball season rolls around, and he can talk to his son about a Kansas basketball game played by young men a third of his age and feel the same spirit and excitement about it that he felt when he was trudging through the winter winds across the campus to class, or to Allen Field House, it will be something very real and very important and he will be glad that once upon a time, long, long ago, he made a decision to come to Lawrence, Kansas, to play this game, and to be a part of the University of Kansas and to be a part of a living, breathing myth that so many will still love.Sherron obviously has the heart of a lion.Thank you for sharing him with us.

jaybate 11 years, 8 months ago

His tenacity on the floor, his resilience in the face of extreme adversity, his willingness to lead those older than himself, his willingness to do it from a sixth man position, his openness about and love for his son, all these things exemplify the essense of Kansas basketball.Tell him not to worry if Coach Self leaves. If Coach Self leaves, it will be because he has to.If Coach Self leaves, KU will find another fine basketball coach who will be elevated beyond even what he thought he was capable of.The KU basketball tradition changes people, mostly for the better. It isn't good for everyone. It isn't perfect. It is not without warts and failures. But if usually gives you back more than you put into it, whether you are just a fan, or a player, or a coach. It may take a life time to reach the point of the payback, as it did for Wilt Chamberlain, or it can happen very quickly.If Sherron decides to jump to the L now to keep his son in Gerbers, and Kimbies and to make his fortune, so be it.But tell him not to jump just because a coach might leave. There are more good college basketball coaches ready to be elevated by the KU basketball tradition than you can shake a stick at.I hope Coach Self stays, but more importantly, because he is a Jayhawk, now, I hope he does what is best for him and his family.Roy did and it was right for him.If Bill does, I hope it is right for him.If Sherron jumps to the L this year, I only hope it is right for him.Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk. Never fear, LANCOLLINS.

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