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Feel-good story of the year ends with KU, Self headed to the Final Four

Originally Published: March 30, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- In Hollywood, of course, the shot goes in.

Jason Richards' 25-footer at the buzzer drops. Davidson goes to the Final Four. Stephen Curry is an American Idol. Bob McKillop becomes a compelling vice presidential candidate. The nation sings "Sweet Caroline" for another week.

In Detroit, the shot collides with the hard reality of the backboard, not the feathery fairy-tale softness of the net.

Richards' shot is wide left, off by a foot. Kansas ...

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