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Brown’s Jayhawks Defeat Memphis

1985-Calvin-Thompson-Memphis-494Losing to Michigan by 19 just days earlier, Kansas proved it was a team to be reckoned with when it beat Memphis State at home 75-71. Memphis would go on to gain a berth in the 1985 Final Four.

One of the Memphis team members was Vince Askew (pictured with KU’s Calvin Thompson), who KU would provide cash to purchase an airline ticket to visit his dying grandmother while visiting KU in the summer of 1986. The NCAA considered this a recruiting violation and kept Kansas out of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

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