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44. Manning's moment

Moments after Danny Manning led Kansas to an 83-79 upset of Oklahoma in the 1988 national championship, he responded to the critics who claimed the Jayhawks didn't have a chance. "To all the people who said it couldn't be done, we're national champs, we're No. 1," Manning said. "How do you like us now?" The Jayhawks became the first team with at least 11 losses to win an NCAA title. But "Danny and the Miracles" won six straight games in the NCAA tournament, and Manning saved his best performance for his final college game, with 31 points and 18 rebounds. After OU pulled to within 78-77, Manning calmly sank four consecutive foul shots in the final 14 seconds to give Kansas its first national title since 1952.
-- Mark Schlabach