Best Memes of Kansas Beating Duke in the Elite Eight

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Not too long after his fifth and final 3-pointer fell in overtime, Newman was climbing the ladder with a pair of scissors and snipping down the nets. He was beginning to become a superstar on the high school circuit at Callaway High School, but it's unclear if anyone's crystal ball was bright enough to see the path he'd have to take to become a difference-maker for one of the best teams in college basketball. "He's one of the outstanding players to have ever played in our program".

In the extra period the Blue Devils did not have an answer for Newman.

The Jayhawks (31-7), the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional for the third straight year, put to rest any talk of an Elite Eight hex by downing No. 2 seed Duke 85-81 in overtime in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday at CenturyLink Center. "That was a hard-rockin', big-boy game". Everybody's hot; for the first time since 2010, all four of the lot won their conference tournaments. "I think both teams were deserving of winning". Malik Newman was 15 years old. "I stopped thinking and started playing".

The Jayhawks will face fellow top seed Villanova on Saturday in San Antonio - the site of KU's last title over Memphis in 2008 - after snapping a two-game skid in the regional finals.

Svi's words to Graham: "We did it, man!"

That paved the way for the Jayhawks to pull away from Duke in overtime and punch their ticket to the Final Four in San Antonio. Mykhailiuk-a natural small forward whose been forced to play the 4 at KU-held Bagley to 16 points, more than five below his average.

"He made a lot of tough shots, a lot of timely shots for them", Allen said.

"Anytime Marvin either had the ball or before he got the ball, they were just smothering him", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. If there is one thing, Grayson does not lack, its confidence. Company CEO Phil Sklar told ESPN, "I don't know if this can beat that, but obviously if they continue to win, the interest in her will continue". I have great respect for the Nuns. "I thought our traps were at least somewhat effective when he caught it". "I mean, it nearly went in". "I just feel like we are living in a dream".

If any single trait runs through each of the four teams competing to be the last program featured in the iconic "One Shining Moment" video next Monday night after the NCAA tournament's title game, it's that none of them is soft. Despite being 3 inches shorter than Bagley, Mykhailiuk matched him in rebounds with 10.

"That was a big shot, but that wasn't the same", Svi understated. Graham had overthrown him in transition, denying him a sure dunk. Meanwhile, Allen sat at the podium, contemplating that his college career had just come to an end.

Yet, it's not surprising he shook all that off and made the shot. But, honestly, they believe they're good. Self constantly reminds them to take the open shot, forever urges them to make the aggressive pass on the fly. "He doesn't let anything bother him". It was the rim in front of him.

Kansas is going back to the Final Four.

Somehow, six months after a USA attorney stood up in Southern New York and talked some quite commendable trash, advising coaches that "it's better for you to call us than for us to call you", sort of an equivalent of, "It's better for me to dunk on you than for you to dunk on me", a sport that seemed ripe for implosion has come up with a 98-year-old nun with her own bobblehead doll. His 3 from the corner early in overtime gave the Jayhawks momentum - before a mostly Kansas crowd - they never relinquished. And today was one of those games. I know what kind of group of guys we have, and I felt along we could win it. They won national titles in 2001, 2010 and 2015, but players have bounced them from the postseason with performances similar to what Malik Newman did on Sunday. Kansas is off to the Final Four to play Villanova on Saturday night. And at last, the heavy majority that yearned for Kansas will know their team surmounted a big heap of hard stuff, because it whistled boldly through the corridor of its goblins and haunts, the Elite Eight, and its 85-81 overtime win signaled it could withstand both that and the constellation of stars at Duke.