March 13, 2016
2006-07 — After back-to-back first-round exits, the top-seeded Jayhawks, led by sophomores Brandon Rush (13.8 ppg), Mario Chalmers (12.2 ppg) and Julian Wright (12.0 ppg), got back on track with a deep tourney run that ended with a 68-55 loss to second-seeded UCLA in the Elite Eight. KU’s run featured a second-round win over No. 8 seed Kentucky and Rajon Rondo and a dog-fight win over Southern Illinois in the Sweet 16. KU finished the season 33-5.