Mario Chalmers' shot in 2008 that sent the NCAA title game into overtime came on a play the Jayhawks botched earlier against Texas. Coach Bill Self attributes their success to the practice the team put into the play after the first failed attempt.
KU senior guard Devonte' Graham talked Tuesday about the excitement of going to the NCAA Final Four and talked about the Jayhawks matchup with Villanova. The teams will meet Saturday in the national semifinals.
Kansas coach Bill Self at a news conference after the Jayhawks beat the Duke Blue Devils 85-81 in overtime on March 25, 2018, in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and advanced to the Final Four in San Antonio.
KU guard Devonté Graham says there was a nearly two-hour team meeting after the Jayhawks lost at home to Oklahoma State in February. Former KU players were honored at that game, which led to an awkward team banquet in which the loss was discussed.