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Fans pack Allen Fieldhouse, streets to celebrate championship win

Updated: April 8, 2008, 2:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Thousands of people poured out of bars and restaurants and turned Massachusetts Street into a surging river of joyous humanity the instant Kansas captured the NCAA basketball championship Monday night.

Jayhawks fans, who packed Allen Fieldhouse and sports bars all over town, had become subdued when Kansas trailed Memphis by nine points with 2:12 left in the championship game.

But that only intensified their rapture when Mario Chalmers hit the game-tying 3-pointer ...

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