Kansas basketball: How to watch the 2008 national title game today

Kansas basketball (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Rewatch Kansas basketball’s national title game against Memphis this morning. It’s not like there’s anything else on TV.

With no live sports on TV right now, replays are all we have. CBS will be replaying many of the great NCAA title games like 1982 North Carolina vs. Georgetown, 2019 Texas Tech vs. Virginia, and 2008 Kansas basketball vs. Memphis.

Rewatching the Jayhawks take down Derrick Rose and the Tigers is always fun, and Kansas basketball fans can see the game again today at 11:00 a.m. Central on CBS.

Here is the slate of games CBS will be replaying today (all times Central):

  • 11:00 a.m. – Kansas vs. Memphis 2008 National Title
  • 1:00 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Virginia 2019 National Title
  • 3:00 p.m. – Villanova vs. North Carolina 2016 National Title

Honestly, it’s great that CBS is doing this. It gives college basketball fans something to try and fill the void with given there’ll be no 2020 March Madness; or any live sports on TV for the foreseeable future.

For fans planning on watching that 2008 title game, here are some of the final stat lines from both teams:

Kansas Jayhawks:

  • Darrell Arthur – 20 points, 10 rebounds
  • Mario Chalmers – 18 points, 4 steals, 1 iconic shot
  • Sherron Collins – 11 points, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 great pass

Memphis Tigers:

  • Chris Douglas-Roberts – 22 points
  • Derrick Rose – 18 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists

Of course, everyone remembers Mario Chalmers’ game-tying shot in the final seconds to force overtime, but it’s fun to watch the game again and see the other contributors.

Darrell Arthur notched a 20 point double-double, Darnell Jackson had an efficient game, Sasha Kaun and Sherron Collins were huge off the bench. Brandon Rush and Russell Robinson were solid too. It was a team win, and one of the greatest games in the long and storied history of Kansas basketball.

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Now, the big question is when will Bill Self get his second ring? He would have had a great chance in 2020, but we’ll never know for sure what would have happened. He certainly deserves it, and it’ll be exciting when it finally happens.