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Wrapping Up From San Antonio

Sherron Collins (Steve Puppe photo)

At 11:11 p.m. on Monday night, Bill Self climbed the ladder to cut the final piece of net following KU's dramatic 75-68 overtime victory over Memphis in the national championship game at the Alaomdome in San Antonio.

For a coach who has been wrongly criticized and maligned for two first-round losses in the NCAA tournament and losing in the Elite Eight four times, Self was now on top of the college basketball world. With the prized net in hand, he turned to the rabid Jayhawks’ fans in the stands and pumped his right fist in the air Then he turned around and faced the KU fans on the other side and pumped his...

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