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Bill Self could have two national titles at this point, and the one that got away is not the title game in 2012 when KU lost to Kentucky; few expected Kansas to win that game.
The one that should really eat at Self is the 2011 Elite Eight loss to VCU. At that point in the tournament, the Jayhawks were the only No. 1 seed left. The path they had left was VCU, one of the last four teams into the tourney, Butler and Connecticut.
The Jayhawks simply tightened up in the Elite Eight, shooting 2-of-21 from deep. The Morris twins, who didn't play great but put up their numbers, and Tyshawn Taylor combined to score 47 points on 19-of-40 shooting. The rest of the team shot 3-of-22.
It was the second straight year that Self had a one seed with only two losses in the regular season get upset, as the Jayhawks fell to Northern Iowa in the round of 32 the year before. Both teams had the talent to win the title.