Let's relive Sunday afternoon at the Sprint Center in Kansas City: 19,000 fans looked on as Kansas and Texas swapped leads 14 times and tied six others. Kevin Romary has more.
Brandon Rush (most outstanding player) and Mario Chalmers were KU's representatives on the all-tournament team.
It's hard to keep up with a team raining three-pointers like Kansas University's men's basketball team was Sunday. But Texas coach Rick Barnes doesn't think the Jayhawks' 15 threes were the reason Texas lost, 84-74, in the Big 12 tournament final at the Sprint Center.
Texas could make it all the way to the Alamodome, play as well as it did Sunday afternoon in the Sprint Center and win the national title with a performance of that caliber.
Bill Self stood off to the side and watched with pride as his Big 12 champions played with, and posed with, the league tournament title trophy high atop a podium Sunday afternoon at Sprint Center.
Tying up loose ends from KU's exacting of revenge on Texas in Sunday's Big 12 Tournament title game, 84-74, in the Sprint Center. The win helped KU secure the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, and they'll play Thursday to open the NCAA Tournament in Omaha.
With the Jayhawks clinching the Big 12 Title and the number one seed in the Midwest, Jayhawks fans get right to celebrating.
For the third straight season, the Kansas men took the floor with the Texas Longhorns with the Big 12 Tournament Title on the line.
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes met with guard A.J. Abrams on Friday night, intent on giving his marksman some comfort during a dreadful 2-for-17 three-point shooting slump.
To Mario Chalmers, Missouri and Kansas State at the moment are considered Nos. 2a and 2b. The order doesn't really matter.
Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon thought his team needed at least one victory in the Big 12 tournament to lock up an NCAA Tournament berth.
KU junior guard Mario Chalmers said he suffered a strained patellar tendon in his left knee when going up for a layup with 2:47 left in the first half.
Disregard the calendar. March arrived Saturday afternoon inside the Sprint Center. Thoughts of bubbles and brackets, seedings and sites, RPI and strength of schedule, all were for the moment swallowed in the wake of a magnificent basketball game.
Sure, he was happy Kansas University's basketball team won the game. But Brandon Rush also was upset - and a little embarrassed - after missing seven of 10 shots and committing four turnovers in Friday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal victory over Nebraska.
Tying up loose ends from KU's Big 12 Tournament semifinal win over Texas A&M. In the 77-71 triumph, Brandon Rush's career-high 28 points on 9-of-13 points may have marked the best single game performance by a Jayhawk this season.