Twenty years after Danny and the Miracles captured the 1988 NCAA
Championship, the 2008 Kansas Jayhawks -- in one of the greatest
championship game comebacks of all time -- grabbed the third title in school
history by defeating the Memphis Tigers 75-68 in overtime.
Down nine points with 2:12 left in the game, Kansas decided to gamble and
put the Tigers on the foul line. Memphis missed four out of five free
throws in that span, which would have put the championship out of the
Jayhawks reach. The strategy paid off, allowing Mario Chalmers, the
tournament's Most Outstanding Player, to make what Kansas coach Bill Self
called "probably the biggest shot ever made in Kansas history."
With 10.8 seconds remaining in the game, trailing by three points and with
no time outs remaining, the Jayhawks quickly ran down the floor. Sherron
Collins handed the ball off to Chalmers at the top of the 3-point line, who
drained the heavily defended shot with 2.1 seconds remaining to tie the game
at 63, forcing overtime. During the overtime period, the Kansas momentum
proved too much for Memphis, and the Jayhawks cruised to the national
The official CBS Sports 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship DVD includes
the commercial-free championship and semi-final game hi-lights as well as a
tournament recap and special bonus features. This instant classic is a
must-have for any basketball fan's collection.