TOPEKA, Kan. ((WIBW)___The KU men's basketball team arrived to a crowd of crimson and blue faithful Saturday afternoon around 2:30 at Forbes Field airport in Topeka.
Despite the heartbreaking loss to Michigan after letting a fourteen point lead slip away, players and coaches enjoyed having a welcoming party that included a pep band playing the school's fight song.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points after halftime, including a long, tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and Michigan rallied to beat Kansas 87-85 in the South Regional semifinals Friday night.
The fourth-seeded Wolverines wiped out a 10-point Kansas lead in the last 3 minutes of regulation, and Burke gave them their first lead since early in the game with another long 3 to open Michigan's scoring in overtime.
Michigan (29-7) reached the regional finals for the first time since the Fab Five era 19 years ago, the last time they were in the round of 16.
Ben McLemore had 20 points to lead the Jayhawks (31-6), who looked to be on their way to a third straight regional final before Michigan's improbable rally.