Brian Hanni relives the call of Kansas basketball national title

Brian Hanni and the statue of James Naismith outside Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas

LAWRENCE – Let’s start with the end of the call.

It’s April 4 in New Orleans during the NCAA Tournament. There are 4.3 seconds left and Kansas men’s basketball leads 72-69 in the championship game against North Carolina. And Brian Hanni, “Jayhawks Voice,” takes everyone who listens through to what happens next on his broadcast.

“Wilson will guard the access card,” Hanni says. “Carolina, looking for a home run ball, gets it for Love. KU, not pollution. Love fades, shoots. “

Then there is a small break.

“He misses!” Hanni roars. “He misses! And Kansas will win! It’s a banner year for Kansas basketball. Your Jayhawks are national champions.”

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