Top five moments of KU basketball's 2008 postseason
We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, below.5. As the final buzzer sounded, Chalmers tossed the ball high into the air and leaped into teammate Brandon Rush’s arms as the Big 12 title game scoreboard showed Kansas 84, Texas 74.
Chalmers hit eight three-pointers, scored 30 points and had a key steal in the final minute, ensuring the Jayhawks a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.4. Kansas freshman Cole Aldrich ripped a rebound right out of the hands of North Carolina’s National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough
This was the signature play in Aldrich’s huge role in coming off the bench to help KU take a 40-12 lead.3. Davidson’s Jason Richards misses a three-pointer at the buzzer
Kansas coach Bill Self, already on his knees, falls forward, releasing all that tension from past Final Four near misses.2. Sherron Collins’ steal and subsequent three-pointer from deep in the right corner
Suddenly, a comeback seems possible in the title game.http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/16/ku_bkc_championship_chalmers_three73_t640_.jpg1. Mario Chalmers returns to the building where as a teenager he watched a Final Four and hits the three-pointer that pushes a left-for-dead Kansas into overtime
The Jayhawks dominated Memphis in the extra period and took home their first national title in 20 years.