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KU players responsible for historic Big 12 title streak react to its end

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Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) watches a highlight video with his teammates following their 80-70 win over Texas on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse. The win gave the Jayhawks an outright win of their 14th-straight Big 12 Conference title.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) watches a highlight video with his teammates following their 80-70 win over Texas on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse. The win gave the Jayhawks an outright win of their 14th-straight Big 12 Conference title. by Nick Krug

It took 14 years, and whether they were All-Americans, all-conference talents, role players, backups, glue guys or walk-ons, Kansas basketball players coached by Bill Self helped the program set an NCAA record for most consecutive conference championships in a row.

The pride Jayhawks took in their ownership of The Streak grew year after year, so inevitably they were going to experience some disappointment, along with nostalgia, when it eventually came to an end.

That day finally arrived Tuesday, in Norman, Okla., when the 2018-19 Jayhawks were eliminated from title contention close to a decade and a half after KU’s streak of titles began in 2005.

Many of the most prominent players from the previous 14 seasons and some others who watched it from afar weighed in through social media about KU’s crazy run of Big 12 dominance finally concluding.

Here are some Twitter reactions from invested Jayhawks.

None by Devonte Graham

None by keith langford

None by Wayne Simien Jr.

None by Sherron Collins

None by Brett Ballard

None by Jamari Traylor

None by malik newman

None by Landen A. Lucas

None by Christian Garrett

None by Jeff Hawkins

None by Nick Bahe

None by Scot Pollard

Comments

Bryce Landon 9 months, 1 week ago

Keith Langford has a point. KU win the Big 12 in 2002 and 2003, the last two years of the Roy Williams era. If KU had won it in 2004, the streak would have run 17 years and spanned two coaches.

Bj Cassady 9 months, 1 week ago

Not bad. See if anyone else equals this.

Steve Zimmerman 9 months, 1 week ago

I still can't watch the replay in espn. Was it that bad?

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