100 Reasons it’s Great to be a Kansas Jayhawk [VIDEO]

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Fifty-three years ago this week, former Kansas Jayhawk legend Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a single game.

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The Hall of Famer’s C-note came in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors on March 2, 1962.

The record still stands today, nine monster dunks and a free throw ahead of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance on January 22, 2006.

While most basketball fans today know Wilt as one of the NBA’s best players, Jayhawk fans know where he got his start — in Lawrence under the tutelage of the legendary Forrest “Phog” Allen.

Despite coming up just short of an NCAA Championship, losing to North Carolina in triple OT in the 1957 title game, Chamberlain was named the Final Four MVP.

In his two-year career at Kansas (Chamberlain left after his junior year and freshmen could not play varsity at that time), he averaged 29.9 points and 18.3 rebounds.

So yes, the man needs some honoring as we celebrate an amazing feat by the former Jayhawk — that like Chamberlain himself, will stand tall against the test of time.

To celebrate that accomplishment, here are 100 reasons why it’s great to be a Jayhawk.

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