Are we going to party like it's 1988?
Let's start with some parallels:
"Now KU could go to Nebraska and Michigan for NCAA tournament games just like in ‘88. Karma? Possibly." - Gary Bedore
"First, there’s the fact that KU could play in both Nebraska and Michigan - the same path taken in 1988. That year, KU also played Vanderbilt and Kansas State in the road to the Final Four. Both are in the Midwest region. KU could potentially face UNLV in the second round, coached by former K-State guard and head coach Lon Kruger. Most of his staff is from the state of Kansas, too." - Ryan Greene
"That’s what coach said at halftime. He said there ain’t been ball played like this since ‘88 when Danny played. I guess it was, because we were just trading baskets back and forth. It was a high level game tonight." - Darrell Arthur
"It is pretty corny, but at halftime I told the team in front of Danny (Manning, assistant coach) ... I said, ‘That’s probably as good a half of basketball played in Kansas City since the ’88 championship game,’” Self said of a 50-50 halftime score in KU’s 83-79 victory over Oklahoma on April 4, 1988, at Kemper Arena. I asked Danny, ‘What happened the second half of that game?’ He said the game slowed down and we guarded. That’s what happened today. We defended and rebounded the ball much better the second half and played about as complete a game as we’ve ever played." - Bill Self
Let me add another coincidence.
How many times have we heard announcers talk about Rush, and how unselfish he is, and how with his talents he needs to take over the games and be more selfish?
When's the last time we had a star who needed prodding by the coach to step into the limelight? 1988.