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NCAA Tournament 2017: 28 in a row and counting...

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2001-02 — Back in the Final Four for the third time under Roy Williams, and the first time since 1993, Kansas entered the tournament as a No. 1 seed for the first time since 1998. After surviving an injury scare to Kirk Hinrich in the first round, KU got revenge on Illinois from the previous year and then rolled over high-scoring Oregon, 104-86, in the Elite Eight. The Jayhawks caught a bad break with their Final Four match-up, losing 97-88 to eventual national champion Maryland in a game that many said should have been the national title game. Drew Gooden (19.8 ppg), Nick Collison (15.6 ppg) and Kirk Hinrich (14.8 ppg) led the Jayhawks, who finished 33-4.


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