Kansas Beats North Carolina To Earn Its 4th NCAA Basketball Championship

Kansas made March Madness history with a 72-69 victory over UNC in the 2022 NCAA Tournament championship game.

The Jayhawks overcame a 16-point deficit (and 15-point halftime deficit) to claim Kansas’ fourth national championship, and second under Bill Self. In so doing, they also registered one of the largest comebacks in NCAA Tournament history.

The game was marked by huge scoring runs by both teams. UNC took its massive lead in the first half with an 18-7 run, at one point going up 38-22, the largest lead of either team all night. The Tar Heels ultimately took a 40-25 lead into halftime.

But Kansas stormed back in the second half, punctuated by a 12-1 run out of halftime. The Jayhawks ultimately outscored UNC 47-29 in the second half to take the victory.