March 13, 2016
2005-06 — With three freshmen finishing among the top four in scoring, the Jayhawks ushered in a whole new era of leading men. Brandon Rush (13.5 ppg), who led the team in scoring all three of his seasons at KU, joined Mario Chalmers (11.5 ppg) and Julian Wright (8.5 ppg) to lead the new-look squad made more in Bill Self’s style. Before they could become champions, these young Jayhawks had to take their lumps and never did the blow hit harder than in the NCAA Tournament where 13th-seeded Bradley became the second team in a row to knock the Jayhawks out in the first round. Fourth-seeded KU finished the year 25-8.