NCAA Championship 2012: How Big An Upset Was 2008 Really?

When Kansas completed a stunning comeback down nine with two minutes left against Memphis in the 2008 national title game, it dealt John Calipari his greatest defeat yet, as another of his extremely talented teams fell short in March.

However, four years later, it's hard to call Bill Self's 2008 team the underdog.

While Memphis star Derrick Rose has become an NBA MVP, none of his Tigers teammates have had more than a cup of coffee at the next level.

On the other side of the floor, three Jayhawks (Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush) have carved out successful NBA careers as major contributors, while four more (Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins, Sasha Kaun and Darnell Jackson) have been on NBA rosters as well.

Calipari has become known for shepherding waves of one-and-done stars to the next level, but Rose wasn't flanked by any other NBA lottery picks in 2008. Four years later, National Player of the Year Anthony Davis has two future lottery picks (Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) helping him in the front-court.

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