Kansas wins NCAA title after historic comeback

Kansas won the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Title by beating North Carolina 72-69 in the final.

Along the way, Kansas completed the biggest comeback in NCAA championship history after being down 16 points during the first half.

David McCormack scored with 22 seconds left in the game, putting Kansas ahead three points.

The win marks the second NCAA title for Kansas coach Bill Self. He also led the team to the title victory in 2008.

Kansas entered the tournament seeded No. 1 in the Midwest, and UNC No. 8 in the East. As an eighth seed, North Carolina was tied for the lowest-ranked team to reach the final since seeding began in the late 1970s.

Kansas secured their spot in the final after beating Villanova in the Final Four last weekend, winning 81-65. In the other semi-final, UNC and Duke battled it out, with North Carolina scoring their victory, 81-77.

Ahead of this year’s tournament, North Carolina had made it to the Final Four 21 times. That’s the most by any school in college basketball history. UNC has previously been the tournament champions six times, most recently in 2017.

Kansas previously had three men’s tournament wins, last topping the teams in 2008.

Kansas wins NCAA title

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