LAWRENCE, Kan. — A day after thousands of fans showed up to greet the Kansas Jayhawks as the team returned with the NCAA Championship trophy, the team showed up for dozens of fans.

KU’s Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson and Mitch Lightfoot served and greeted fans in the drive-thru at the Raising Cane’s on Iowa Street in Lawrence Wednesday afternoon.

“You know it means a lot to us to talk to people. Obviously they come out and spend their own time to support us,” Braun said. “It means a lot to us. I know a win means a lot to them and that’s who we do it for. We do it for the fans.”

Dozens of fans packed into the restaurant to greet the NCAA champs, get a late lunch and get an autograph. The appearance came as the city prepares to honor the KU men’s basketball team this weekend.

“It’s really cool seeing them off the court and in a normal environment. And seeing them after the win I think it’s really nice seeing them together and celebrate,” Ava Rever, KU fan, said.

KU’s Athletics Department said they will host a parade through Lawrence. The route will head down Massachusetts Street before turning and ending at Allen Fieldhouse.

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