February 16, 2008
Danny Manning, left, Kevin Pritchard, center, and coach Larry Brown share a happy moment on the court with fans after a KU victory in Lincoln, Neb., during the 1988 NCAA Tournament's opening weekend.
Rarely did Larry Brown's barking fall on deaf ears. The Kansas University basketball coach in 1988 had demanded respect from his players through what guard Jeff Gueldner called "intimidation and fear.""He was a little guy," Gueldner said, "but he was godlike in that way." But this one time, just before tipoff of the 1988 NCAA championship game between Kansas and Oklahoma, the players went their own way.