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60. Kansas, 1952

Long before Danny and the Miracles and Mario's Miracle, Kansas' basketball program prided itself on Clyde Lovellette and the accomplishments of the 1952 Jayhawks. There was nothing "miraculous" about KU's 80-63 victory over St. John's in the NCAA title game that season. Just as he had all season, Lovellette dominated the game by scoring 33 points and snaring 17 rebounds in a contest the Jayhawks led by 14 points at halftime. Lovellette became the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in scoring and win a national title in the same season. The championship was the crowning achievement for revered Kansas coach Phog Allen, for whom KU's historic building, Allen Fieldhouse, is named.
-- Jason King