Jayhawks win NCAA Championship

Kaidence Williams

The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team reigned victorious last night over North Carolina, defeating them 72 – 69 to become the NCAA champions. 

 

“I was really excited that KU won the national championship. I was nervous when we were down like 16 points,” freshman Brandon Beal said. 

 

At one point, the Jayhawks were trailing North Carolina by 15, the largest deficit in national championship history. However, after halftime they recovered to take home the win. 

 

Many people watched the game last night, including teacher Jeff Frazee. 

 

“I’ve always been a KU fan, grew up in Kansas, wanted to go to KU but I didn’t. I was absolutely happy that they won,” Frazee said. 

 

Several people in the building were also sporting KU apparel in celebration of their team’s victory last night.

 

“I had to deal with people being mean about KU for so long, so I thought if I wore it today, I could brag on everyone,” junior Blayne Albright said. 

 

The last time the Jayhawks won the championship was in 2008, under current head coach Bill Self. This is their fourth national championship, and Self’s second.