Wild 16-point comeback makes Kansas’ victory vs. Tar Heels truly historic
The Kansas Jayhawks just pulled off one of the biggest comebacks of the years after they mounted a furious come-from-behind victory over North Carolina in the NCAA title game on Monday night. It was an epic victory for Kansas which have now secured their fourth national title in the history of the program.
It wasn’t just one of the most astounding comebacks of the year for Kansas. As it turns out, this was literally the largest comeback victory in NCAA history (h/t ESPN Stats & Info):
Kansas, down by as many as 16 in the first half, completes the largest comeback win in National Championship history.
This is the Jayhawks' 4th national title, tied for the 6th-most all-time. pic.twitter.com/5L40Kqs7Pm
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 5, 2022
The Jayhawks came all the way back from 16 points down to defeat the Tar Heels. The game ended with a final score of 72-69, in what was truly a thrilling encounter between two teams that simply had no quit in them.
At one point, it looked like North Carolina was set to upset the favorites after mounting a significant lead in the first half. The title was theirs to lose and apparently, Kansas made sure that this was going to be the case on this historic evening.
With this epic championship, Kansas has now moved to fourth in the all-time leaderboard with no less than four national titles. They have tied UConn, who themselves last won the title in 2014.