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Jayhawks say Monday's national title win helped avenge lost opportunity in 2020

New Orleans — Of all the motivating factors that led the 2021-22 Kansas men’s basketball team to the top of the college basketball world on Monday night, avenging the lost opportunity in 2020 sat near the top of the list. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball to host welcome home event at 4:15 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium

New Orleans — The Kansas men’s basketball program, and the brand new, national champions trophy they collected on Monday night, will host a welcome home party at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at approximately 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. By Matt Tait

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David McCormack's positivity, production lift Kansas in second-half comeback

David McCormack's halftime optimism, as well as his second-half offense, gave his Kansas teammates the boost they needed to defeat North Carolina 72-69 in the national championship game.

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'We can do this' How Kansas kept hope alive at halftime and powered its way to the 2022 national title

New Orleans — Heads down, but far from out, the top-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team had plenty of ammunition to believe a comeback was possible when it went to the Superdome locker room down by 15 points to North Carolina in Monday night’s national title game. By Matt Tait

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Armando Bacot helps UNC dominate paint in first half vs. Kansas

Armando Bacot, North Carolina's dominant 6-foot-10 center, battled through a sprained ankle to finish with 15 points and 15 rebounds — and had a double-double in the first half — even though Kansas won 72-69 in the national championship game.

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Kansas' Ochai Agbaji named NCAA Tournament's most outstanding player

Ochai Agbaji was recognized as the most outstanding player of the NCAA Tournament after he had 12 points in 37 minutes as Kansas claimed its sixth national championship and first since 2008.

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Christian Braun's big stop helps Kansas hold off North Carolina for title

Christian Braun keyed a second-half rally and defended Caleb Love's last-chance 3-point attempt with 2.2 seconds remaining as Kansas held on for a 72-69 victory against North Carolina in the national championship game.

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KU-UNC Notebook: Famous faces show up for seniors’ run to Kansas' sixth national title

Four years ago, Kansas coach Bill Self brought in a four-man recruiting class that, as usual, featured some promising young players. Two of them were still with the KU program on Monday night, playing in the school’s first national title game in 10 years. By Matt Tait