In 1988, Kansas’ Danny Manning carried the Jayhawks to an improbable national championship, earning his team the nickname Danny and the Miracles.
Manning averaged 27 points per game during the tournament and scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the championship game.
Kansas finished the season with 11 losses, the most ever for a national champion.
Kevin Kugler has the story.
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Westwood One gets you ready for the most exciting three weeks on the sports calender with Great Moments in Tournament History, as we look back on some of the most memorable teams and players in the tournament’s illustrious past.