'One Shining Moment '

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 9:36 am
By: News 9

Staff and wire reports

So patient for 20 years, Kansas had no problem working an extra five minutes to bring a long-awaited championship back to the heartland.

  • CBS: 'One Shining Moment' video

    Mario Chalmers hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime, and the Jayhawks grinded it out from there for a 75-68 victory Monday night over Memphis in one of the best title games in recent memory.

    The shot earned Chalmers the most outstanding player honor.

    It was the first title for Kansas since 1988, when Danny Manning, now an assistant coach for the Jayhawks, led them to an upset of Oklahoma.

    The most memorable performance in this one came from freshman Derrick Rose of Memphis, who completely took over the game in the second half, scoring 14 of his team's 16 points during one stretch to lift the Tigers to a 60-51 lead.

    Due to severe weather conditions on Monday night, NEWS 9 was unable to air the One Shining Moment video clip from CBS. Click HERE to watch the video online.