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The Kansas Jayhawks are no stranger to the Final Four. Saturday against Villanova will mark their 16th appearance, placing them fifth among schools.
In fact, Duke and North Carolina comprise half of the four schools who have made more Final Fours than Kansas.
Bill Self has an impressive Final Four resume himself. He's tied for 24th all-time with 729 wins, and Saturday's game will be his fourth individual Final Four appearance with the Jayhawks. The last time Kansas saw Villanova in the Final Four was in 2018, where Villanova won en route to a national championship. Kansas is Bowie State Bulldogs Jerseys looking for some revenge four years later.
Here's a look at Kansas' history in the Final Four.
How many Final Fours has Kansas been to?
Kansas has made 16 appearances in the men's Final Four, the fifth-most all time. This appearance from Self ties him with Williams for most by a Kansas coach. Self is 2-1 to date in Final Four games, with a loss in Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Jerseys his last appearance.
|1952||Santa Clara||Phog Allen|
|1957||San Francisco||Dick Akron Zips Jerseys Harp|
|1991||North Carolina||Roy Williams|
|1993||North Carolina||Roy Williams|
|2008||North Carolina||Bill Self|
|2012||Ohio State||Bill Self|
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How many times has Kansas won Brenau Golden Tigers Jerseys a national championship?
Kansas has won five national championships, putting it at 3-6 in the national championship game. The Jayhawks' last national championship wa Notre Dame vs. USC Rivalry Jerseys s in 2008 over Memphis.
Kansas won national championships in 1952, 1988, and 2008. 2008 was Self's one championship win, and his Jayhawks were the runner up in 2003 and 2012.
Kansas record Bucknell Bison Jerseys in Final Four games
Kansas is 9-7 in Final Four games to date, with its last win coming in 2012 and its last national championship occurring in 2008.
|1940||Kansas 43, USC 42|
|1952||Kansas 74, Santa Clara 55|
|1953||Kansas 79, Washington 53|
|1957||Kansas 80, San Francisco 56|
|1971||UCLA 68, Kansas 60|
|1974||Marquette 64, Kansas 51|
|1986||Duke 71, Kansas 67|
|1988||Kansas 66, Duke 59|
|1991||Kansas 79, North Carolina 73|
|1993||North Carolina 78, Kansas 68|
|2002||Maryland 97, Kansas 88|
|2003||Kansas 94, Marquette 61|
|2008||Kansas 84, North Carolina 66|
|2012||Kansas 64, Ohio State 62|
|2018||Villanova 95, Kansas 79|
|2022||Kansas 81, Villanova 65|
Kansas has done well in the Final Four, winning four of its last five appearances and five of its last eight. Self is 1-1 with Kansas in the national championship.
Kansas record in national championship
Kansas is 3-6 in the national championship game, with a 1-1 record under Self. Kansas lost to Kentucky in 2012, while beating Memphis in 2008.
|1940||Loss to Indiana (60-42)|
|1952||Win vs. St. John's (80-63)|
|1953||Loss to Indiana (69-68)|
|1957||Loss to North Carolina (54-53)|
|1988||Win vs. Oklahoma (83-79)|
|1991||Loss to Duke (72-65)|
|2003||Loss Syracuse (81-78)|
|2008||Win vs. Memphis (75-68)|
|2012||Loss to Kentucky (67-59)|
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2008: Brando Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Gear n Rush was a key contributor for the 2008 Jayhawks against North Carolina, scoring 25 points and hauling in seven rebounds. Mario Chalmers was another major player for these Jayhawks, scoring 11 points. While Chalmers is more well-known for his NBA career, Rush was the bigger name for Kansas at the time. This roster spawned seven NBA players: Rush, Chalmers, Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, Sherron Collins, Sasha Kaun, and Cole Aldrich.
2012: For the 2012 Jayhawks, Thomas Robinson was led the way over Ohio State, raking in 19 points and eight rebounds. He was one of three NBA players to come out of this squad, and was joined by Tyshaun Taylor and Jeff Withey.
2018: Kansas in 2018 couldn't keep up with Villanova, who gave Self his first Final Four loss as the Kansas coach. Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman were leaders the Jayhawks, scoring 23 and 21 points, respectively. but College Operation Hat Trick Apparel it ultimately wasn't enough. Graham, Newman, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Udoka Azubuike, and Marcus Garrett would be NBA players on the roster.