Climb to the Championship

2008
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2008

Kansas 75, Memphis 68 (OT)

Memphis held a nine-point lead with 2:12 to play in regulation, but couldn't close the door on Kansas, who crawled back within three after a series of misses from the free throw line by the Tigers. Mario Chalmers of Kansas sank a three-ball with two seconds to go to send the title game to overtime. And it was all Jayhawks in the extra frame, as Bill Self's team outscored John Calipari's 12-5 en route to Kansas' first national championship in 20 years.

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