The Kansas Jayhawks overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to win the program’s fourth NCAA title in men’s basketball late on Monday night in New Orleans. It was the biggest comeback in a title game, and the Jayhawks used a 47-point second half performance to take down North Carolina, 72-69.
After the final horn sounded and the confetti fell, the Kansas players and coaches gathered to receive their hard-earned trophy from NCAA president Mark Emmert. When presenting the goods, Emmert made one huge mistake.
“The Kansas City Jayhawks…the University of Kansas.”
Oh man. That’s not it. KU is located in Lawrence, Kansas, some 40 miles west of Kansas City.
One shining moment for NCAA President Mark Emmert.
Congrats to the Kansas City Jayhawks. pic.twitter.com/MyBEx5K2VO
— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) April 5, 2022
The internet, unsurprisingly, let Emmert have it.
NCAA President Mark Emmert knows his stuff: “Congrats to the Kansas City Jawhawks”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 5, 2022
Just called them the Kansas City Jayhawks 😂😂😂
— Jonathan Acosta (@_jacosta) April 5, 2022
Mark Emmert just called them the Kansas City Jayhawks.
And I wasn’t sure his stock could fall any further.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 5, 2022
Does Mahomes play for the Kansas City Jayhawks too?
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 5, 2022
Kansas City Jayhawks. Mark Emmert would rather be anywhere else right now.
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) April 5, 2022
I ain’t know there was a Kansas City Jayhawks. I would’ve been rooting for them
— Robert ‘Blue Checkmark’ Rimpson (@Rimpsanity) April 5, 2022