Jayhawks defeat Tar Heels for trip to Final Four

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is considered the gateway to the West, but the Kansas Jayhawks now consider it the gateway to New Orleans. For the second time in four seasons, the Kansas Jayhawks are heading to the Final Four, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels 80-67. Expectations are always high on the Kansas basketball team, but they were substantially lower this season because they lost seven players, including the Morris twins and Josh Selby. Throughout the season, the Jayhawk players talked about how they wanted to prove doubters wrong because they felt disrespected. Yet, being disrespected fueled them to maximize their potential and reach their ceiling. “I…

Williams uncomfortable coaching against Kansas

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — On Thursday morning, North Carolina coach Roy Williams went for a stroll around St. Louis. A guy approached him and chanted, “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”. Roy’s response: “Go KU”. It has been nine seasons since Roy Williams left Kansas for North Carolina, his alma mater. Some Kansas followers are over Roy’s decision and some aren’t over it. Even though it has been nine years since Williams bolted for Chapel Hill and Bill Self succeeded him in Lawrence, the magnificent sequence of events remains fresh in people’s minds and is the dominant storyline going into Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup. Williams loves both the University of North Carolina and the University of…

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  Kansas will face off with North Carolina in the Elite Eight, Sunday Afternoon. 

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  Kansas advanced to the Elite Eight with their win over North Carolina State.