Kansas gets Farokhmanesh'ed
2010 second round
After spending most of the season as the nation's No. 1 team, Kansas entered the tournament as the prohibitive favorite to cut down the nets. But the Jayhawks had no answer for Northern Iowa's Mr. Clutch, Ali Farokhmanesh. Northern Iowa had Kansas on the ropes all game, but the Jayhawks employed an effective full-court press to get back into the game in the final minute. Then Farokhmanesh, who hit the game-winning shot in Northern Iowa's first-round win over UNLV, delivered the knockout blow. With 35 seconds left and UNI clinging to a one-point lead, Farokhmanesh got the ball on the right wing on a 2-on-1 fastbreak. Instead of attacking the hoop or running some clock, Farokhmanesh pulled up and hit a cold-blooded three-pointer that effectively finished off KU.