Davidson's Jake Cohen figured his team had a chance when he watched Kansas coach Bill Self chastise his Jayhawks during a timeout shortly after tipoff.
"You could see how frustrated and upset he was, screaming at his players. … I think we just said to ourselves, 'I think we can win this game,'" Cohen told ESPN.com.
J.P. Kuhlman felt confident before the game began.
"I think before the game, going into it, you have to believe you can win any game you play," he said.