March 13, 2016
2007-08 — Led by a group of juniors who suffered a first-round loss to Bradley in the tournament during their freshman season, the Jayhawks rolled to the program’s first national championship since 1988, knocking off Davidson and Steph Curry, North Carolina and Roy Williams and Memphis and John Calipari along the way. All four No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four for the first time ever. Led by Brandon Rush (13.3 ppg), Mario Chalmers (12.8 ppg), Darnell Jackson (11.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur (12.8 ppg), KU drubbed UNC in the national semifinals, leading Carolina 40-12 at one point, and ripped off an incredible comeback from nine down with 2:12 to play to knock off Memphis in overtime in the title game. Chalmers’ miracle three-pointer in the final seconds tied the game and KU dominated the OT to win the title and finish the season with a 37-3 overall record.