Jayhawks, we are less than 3.5 hours from the game of the year.
Doesn’t matter what you thought was great before, tonight is held above everything else, tonight is for all of the marbles.
Our No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks (33-6) will be making their 10th NCAA Tournament Championship appearance as they take on the No. 8 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (29-9) in the NCAA Tournament Championship TONIGHT from New Orleans.
Kansas earned its 10th NCAA Tournament title bid with an 81-65 victory of No. 2 seed Entering the NCAA Tournament title game, Kansas owns a 10-game win streak, Kansas’ first double-digit win streak since closing the 2020 season with 16-straight wins. Under head coach Bill Self, Kansas now has 18 streaks of 10 or more wins in a row.
Kansas is led by the guy who should’ve been the Naismith Player of the Year, Agbaji, who averages 18.9 points per game, while shooting 41.1 percent beyond the arc, both of which are Big 12 bests. Paired with Agbaji, senior Remy Martin leads the team in scoring throughout the NCAA Tournament, with both Jayhawks averaging 14.0 points per game.
North Carolina enters the Final Four following an 81-77 nail biting win No. 2 seed Duke in the Final Four on Saturday as they ended Coach K’s career. The Tar Heels were led by sophomore Caleb Love, who poured in 28 points, including six in the final minute of play to put away rival Duke. The Tar Heels entered the NCAA Tournament with a 15-5 record in the ACC, before defeating No. 9 seed Marquette (95-63), No. 1 seed Baylor (93-86), No. 4 seed UCLA (73-66), No. 15 seed St. Peter’s (69-49), and No. 2 seed Duke (81-77).
The two teams have met on six occasions in the NCAA Tournament, with the Jayhawks being 4-2 in those games, including 3-0 under head coach Bill Self. They most recently met on March 24, 2013, when the Jayhawks defeated the Tar Heels, 70-58, in the NCAA Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Mo.
Remember to check in on each other and root on the Jayhawks like your life depended on it.
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