LOVELLETTE AND KISSES
First smooches are always sweet, as coach Phog Allen (far left) learned after Kansas, led by 33 points and 17 rebounds from senior All-America Clyde Lovellette (far right), beat St. John's in 1952 for its first NCAA title and third national championship.
THEY'RE THE ONE
Dismissed as a sixth seed entering the 1988 NCAA tournament, the team known as Danny and the Miracles, was the one standing in the end. Danny Manning (back row, far left) racked up 31 points and 18 rebounds as Kansas upset rival Oklahoma at Kemper Arena.
Sophomore guard Sherron Collins and the rest of the 2008 Jayhawks were a net-cutting crew after beating Memphis 75-68 in overtime—rallying from nine points down with 2:12 left to play—to claim the program's fifth national championship.