Bill Self and John Calipari have met in the finals before, when Kansas rallied to tie in regulation, then beat Memphis in overtime for the 2008 title.
Xavier Henry, who has reopened his recruitment after John Calipari left Memphis, opened up to ESPN The Mag days before the Jordan Brand Classic.
Bill Self's trip to the national championship game has been a wild ride of melodrama. Win or lose Monday, it will continue with the Oklahoma State vacancy. Yet Self seems unaffected through it all, writes Pat Forde.