In February 1988 Larry Brown's Kansas Jayhawks were only 12-8.
But they made the NCAA tournament as a sixth seed with a 21-11
record and got hot, defeating three teams that had beaten them in
the regular season. The last of those was Big Eight nemesis
Oklahoma, which Kansas dispatched 83-79 in the NCAA final behind
Danny Manning's 31 points, 18 rebounds and five steals.
COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN (MANNING) MANNING AVERAGED 27.2 POINTS AND 9.3 REBOUNDS IN THE 1988 NCAA TOURNAMENT, GIVING BROWN (INSET) A NATIONAL TITLE IN HIS LASTSEASON AS A COLLEGE COACH.
COLOR PHOTO: JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (BROWN) [See caption above]