Kansas Made the Greatest Comeback in National Title Game History Look Easy

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Kansas Made the Greatest Comeback in National Title Game History Look Easy

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Kansas Made the Greatest Comeback in National Title Game History Look Easy

We’re used to players in the NCAA tournament becoming heroes in a matter of seconds—but somehow, there were no game-winning buzzer-beaters in the entire 2022 men’s tournament. (We need to fix that next year.) So instead, Kansas made its legacy in a matter of minutes. With 11 minutes remaining in Monday night’s national championship game, the Jayhawks trailed North Carolina by three points. With 10 minutes left, they led by six after going on a 9-0 run that lasted just 54 seconds:

The headline is that Kansas pulled off the biggest second-half comeback in NCAA men’s championship history, overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit to beat North Carolina 72-69 and take home the program’s first national championship since 2008. But the comeback didn’t even take the whole half. The Jayhawks cut the Tar Heels’ 15-point lead to less than 10 in the first three minutes of the second half. They tied the game with 10:53 left on the clock. If men’s college hoops had quarters, Kansas would’ve erased that 15-point deficit by the end of the third.

https://www.theringer.com/2022/4/5/2301 ... h-carolina
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