Kansas and North Carolina delivered a National Championship for the ages as the two blue blood took the court of a battle with a National Championship on the line. However, it was the Kansas Jayhawks who came away from the National Championship battle with North Carolina by winning the program’s fourth National Championship; and first since 2008.
Say what you want about Head Coach Bill Self and his Kansas Jayhawks, but they got the job done this season when others couldn’t. When it’s all said and done, this is a Kansas team that many around College Basketball will say they were the best Kansas Basketball of all time. From October until now, Kansas has been the most dominating team in College Basketball. Sure, they got dominated by Kentucky back in mid-January at Allen Field House; instead of folding, Head Coach Bill Self prepared his team for the remaining road ahead and led Kansas to another National Championship.
That preparation showed on Monday night when Kansas remained calm and collected despite falling behind North Carolina at the half by 40-25. As they have done all season long, Head Coach Bill Self rallied his troops and made the correct adjustments to bring the Championship back home to Lawerance, Kansas.
Kansas defeated North Carolina by wearing down the North Carolina attack with the help of five Jayhawks players who scored in the double digits.
Jalen Wilson and David McCormack had 15 points apiece.
Remy Martin had 14 points for Kansas.
Christian Braun and Ocahi Agbaji; both had 12 points in the win over North Carolina.
Overall, it was a hell of a season for the Kansas Jayhawks, and the Jayhawk faithful is very deserving of the NCAA Championship trophy that is coming home with them. All season long, Kansas dominated College Basketball, and this year was their year. Head Coach Bill Self had been so close so many times following the 2008 Championship win over Memphis, but this time, he and his program finally cracked the code into College Basketball folklore as the greatest Kansas Basketball team to ever come out of the storied program.