KU Jayhawks
University of Kansas
2018 Senior Night
February 26, 2018

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 2013 NCAA Tournament in Kansas City

2014 Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City

Jayhawks Pep Band in tuxedos

Two sets of signs celebrating 14 Back To Back Championships

The University of Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball Senior Night was versus the University of Texas Longhorns and was part of ESPN Big Monday on February 26, 2018. It was an emotional night from start to finish, with the three graduating seniors, Devonté Graham, Clay Young and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk being introduced with their families before the game and presenting their senior speeches following the 80-70 KU victory. 

The night felt like it was more about the pre game and post game, then it was about the game itself, but the game was momentous, as the victory gave the Jayhawks sole possession of the conference championship and set NCAA history as the Jayhawks are now the only Division I men's team to win 14 consecutive conference championships, something which the experts say will never be matched.

KU Seniors Devonté Graham, Clay Young, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and families
2018 Seniors with their families 
 Doris King, Shamaria Massenburg & Dewanna King - Inna & Yuriy Mykhailiuk - Tom & Teresa Young 

Devonté Graham, Clay Young, Svi Mykhailiuk - Senior Night
Devonté Graham, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Clay Young
The Jayhawks wore warm-up T-shirts that read "Jayhawks Hope Fight Cure" with the initials "AJ1" on the backs
in support of University of Texas guard Andrew Jones, who is battling leukemia.

Students holding up the University Daily Kansan during player introductions
Students holding up The Kansan, student newspaper, during the introduction of the opposing team

Tip off

Warren Corman Allen Fieldhouse designer
Warren Corman was honored during the Salute to Service.
Corman enlisted in the Navy in 1943, in the midst of the second World War. Corman was a part of the Navy construction
battalion and what is known today as the last battle of World War II, the assault on the island of Okinawa. Corman is the
last living architect on the team that designed the greatest home court advantage in all of sports, Allen Fieldhouse. 

Dick Vitale and Bob Wischusen - Big Monday TV announcers
ESPN announcers Dick Vitale and Bob Wischusen

University of Kansas red bsketball uniforms
During the senior speeches following the game, Bill Self explained that the red uniforms had been a special request
by Devonté Graham, who had done all the work necessary to get their use approved.

Udoka Azubuike - University of Kansas Jayhawks
Udoka Azubuike scores

Bob Newton - IMG Network
 Jayhawk IMG Radio Network producer/engineer Bob Newton, who is retiring after 34 years of service to the network

Marcus Garrett - Yniversity of Kansas Jayhawks basketball
 Marcus Garrett scores 2 of his 11 points

KU Jayhawks Cheerleeders at Senior Night
University of Kansas Cheerleading squad. 

Texas Longhorn intentionally fouling Udoka Azubuike
Intentional fouls are rarely called, but this was an exception.

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