Kansas' season came to a quick and sudden end on Sunday afternoon, when the Jayhawks—the No. 2 seed in the South Region—were bounced by the Stanford Cardinal 60-57 in the third round.
The result was pretty shocking, even as Kansas trailed for much of the way and struggled mightily, particularly on the inside, against a tough and determined Cardinal defense. Watching the game live, you couldn't help but get the feeling that someone would up his game at a crucial moment for the Jayhawks and will them to a come-from-behind victory.
But that moment never came, and Kansas and its fans were left to swallow the bitter pill of a second consecutive season without an appearance in the Elite Eight, much less the Final Four.
Now, that might seem like an awfully high standard for a team that won 25 games, claimed the Big 12 regular-season title (for the 10th consecutive season) and was without its best interior player during its tournament run.
But that's the reality of Kansas basketball. It's all about Final Fours and championships, and this year's team came up short of that goal.
Fair or not, these are your final grades for the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks.