Kansas Jayhawks won it all, they won the NCAA Basketball Championship and definitely won the hearts of all the players in the league. Joel Embiid, Damian Lillard, Trae Young and many more players from the league were at the front to praise the Kansas team for their massive comeback as the team shook up the world by pulling an upset, defeating the championship favorites. The NBA World was taken aback by the shoe put up by both the teams Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tar Heels where at the end the Jayhawks came on top, but the contest was such that it won’t be forgotten in a really long time.
Kansas Jayhawks pulled a massive upset with a brilliant comeback, defeated the Tar Heels by a close 3-point margin. Kansas who were behind with a 15-point gap at the end of the first half managed to turn the tides around and get the dub. The Jayhawks’ coach Bill Self, who had the record of not being defeated by the UNC in the NCAA Tournament maintained the record after this game as well, as the Kansas Jayhawks got their hands at the 4th NCAA Championship.
With just a little more than 9 minutes into the 2nd half, Jayhawks converted the 15-point deficit to a 50-50 point clash. The 2nd half was the tale of UNC’s downfall, which was seen by the entire world in the form of their loss.
Let us not judge the UNC much for blowing out a 15 point lead and then losing the match, rather, let us take a closer look at the game Jayhawks put up, coming back from the trenches to sitting at the championship throne and creating one of the best comeback stories in the NCAA Championship.
Kansas Jayhawks vs North Carolina Tar Heels, 72-69
Jalen Wilson and David McCormack led the way for Kansas with 15 points each, followed by Remy Martin with 14 points as Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji followed with 12 points each, in order to take their team to a comeback victory. For the Tar Heels, Armando Bacot and RJ Davis led the way with 15 points each, followed by Brady Manek and Caleb Love with 13 points each and then Puff Johnson with 11 points. While the Jayhawks trailed by a massive number of 15-points at the first half, they came all out in the second half to get the victory.
What was surprising was that by the end of the first half, the Tar Heels bagged in 16 points unanswered to take the 15-point lead. The blowout of such a big lead in just the second half was something that surprised everyone, leading to much more wild reactions, some of which came from the current and ex NBA players. Let us take a look at a few of these reactions on twitter.
NBA Twitter Reacts to Jayhawks’ win over the Tar Heels
Trae Young took to twitter to coin his support for the NCAA Championship Winners Kansas Jayhawks after their massive comeback victory. The scenes all around twitter were wild due to a perfectly tailored comeback story.
Damian Lillard identified the origin of such a comeback story, the other one being from the same team as well, but this happened during Dame’s high school days between both of the same teams.
Joel Embiid praised the National Champs Kansas Jayhawks for their picture perfect victory in a legendary style comeback story.
Such stories never fail to impress the sports enthusiasts or even the normal population who are always looking for stories which give them thrills, which can’t be found anywhere else.