Where were you one year ago today?
Diehard Jayhawk basketball fans know exactly where they were when the KU men’s basketball team took on Missouri for likely the final time in Allen Fieldhouse.
One year ago today, the Jayhawks defeated the Tigers 87-86 in a thrilling overtime win– after overcoming a 19-point deficit in the second half– in an atmosphere that many describe as the best ever. The team also wrapped up a share of their eighth straight conference title with the win.
We compiled video shot at KU Alumni Association watch sites around the country as fans reacted to the win:
Celebrities even got in on the fun. KU superfan Jason Sudeikis and Missouri alumnus Jon Hamm showed up at the Los Angeles watch party at The Parlor and posed for a picture together. One left happy and the other left sad– and it didn’t even require acting.
The Alumni Association also hosted a pregame reception for Presidents Club members that included yet another celebrity guest- alumnus Rob Riggle, c’93.