With the national championship coming up Monday night and all the hype that comes with it — especially after watching 38-0 Kentucky fall to Wisconsin in one of the best revenge games of all time on Saturday — we here at Dorm Room Hoops thought it might be beneficial to put the championship game into a little bit of perspective. Let’s take a look back at the best national championship games in the history of the game.
Wichita State and the Kansas Jayhawks had not met since 1993, in what was once a regularly-scheduled match-up.
No. 2-seeded Kansas probably wished it stayed that way after a 78-65 loss to the seven-seeded Shockers at CenturyLink Center Sunday night.
Tekele Cotton’s hot shooting night and another consistent performance from Fred VanVleet paced the Shockers to their sixth NCAA tournament regional semifinal round in school history.
Wichita St. is getting the game it has been waiting for. Today, the Shockers will get their chance at Bill Self and the Jayhawks. The two schools have not met since 1993 due to Kansas disagreeing to scheduling a game. Kansas owns the all time series 12-2 and Kansas has won the last five meetings handedly. Wichita’s last win came back in 1981. The schools have not played a game that has been within 20 points since 1989. The Jayhawks won the last meeting 103-54. There’s no way on this earth this one gets that out of hand.
This match-up has some calling it the biggest basketball game in the history of the state. Last year, the Shockers played in the best third-round game in the tournament. We may be saying the same deal this year.