The last time Kansas wasn't Big XII Champions...

… George Bush was in his first term as president.

… Usher’s “Yeah” was the No. 1 song (LISTEN HERE).

… Shrek 2 was the No. 1 movie.

… The final season of Friends aired.

… Jason Sudeikis hadn’t joined the cast of SNL yet.

… LeBron James had just begun his rookie year in the NBA.

… Nobody tweeted, but everybody wanted to be in your Top 8. 

… The most popular phone was the Nokia 2600.

… Wayne Simien was the leading scorer.

… Kansas advanced to the Elite 8.

… Bill Self was in his first season as head coach.

… and Tyler Self was 9.

Kansas forward Paul Pierce celebrates after defeating Oklahoma to win the 1998 Big 12 Tournament. This year’s Jayhawks squad is ranked No. 7 in Luke Winn’s preseason rankings, as guards Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore and Travis Releford will make life hellish for opposing backcourts. (AP)

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