Despite offensive struggles in the first half, the Kansas Jayhawks wowed the crowd and came back to top the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, 76-50.
Fans downtown to watch the game flooded sunny Massachusetts Street in celebration after the final buzzer, and fireworks could be heard around town.
The winningest team in college basketball went into the locker room trailing 35-29 at the half, but they quickly sailed to a 20-point lead over 10th-seeded Miami and sailed through to the next round of the tournament.
The Jayhawks will take on No. 2 seed Villanova on Saturday, April 2, in the Final Four at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lawrence police closed Mass Street to traffic from 11th Street north to Eighth Street so fans could celebrate safely, according to a tweet from the department. Police asked that revelers please avoid climbing traffic signals.
Post last updated at 6:11 p.m. Sunday, March 27