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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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