Kansas is famous for strong teams, but this year, the Jayhawks weren’t the powerhouse that Oklahoma was. The top-seeded Sooners were 35-3, averaging 100 points a game, had future NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock at point guard and beat Kansas (18-11) twice during the regular season.
The Jayhawks, however, saved their best for the NCAA finals. And that best came in the form of power forward Danny Manning.
Before being drafted into the NBA, Manning led his squad with 31 points and 18 rebounds to win the NCAA championship and get top billing in "One Shining Moment."
And this Kansas team became known as "Danny and the Miracles."