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The Kansas Jayhawks hold up the NCAA National Championship trophy after beating the North Carolina Tar Heels.

College basketball fans across the country watch game after game in anticipation for the big month: March Madness. 

This year after a grueling season, the Kansas Jayhawks took victory at the NCAA National Championship game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. 

During the course of the big game, Kansas was able to pull off the biggest comeback in NCAA Championship history. The Jayhawks were down by a 15 point deficit at halftime and came back with a whopping 32 points in the second half, finishing the game with a score of 72-69.

“To win when your team has to fight and come back the way they did, and show that much grit, it makes this one off the charts,” Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in an interview with KSHB.

The 2022 Championship is KU’s fourth national championship game win, the previous one being in 2008.

“After all these years of picking the Jayhawks to win in my sports bracket, they finally did,” KU alumni Jill Anderson said. 

Not only did the Jayhawks win the championship, but a specific Kansas player was recognized for his skill.

Senior guard, Ochai Agbaji, was nominated for the Wooden Award which is presented to college basketball player of the year. Agbaji was also named Big 12 player of the year.

With an epic finale to the 2021-2022 college basketball season, it will be a long wait for many fans and viewers until the next season, set to begin in November 2022.