Jayhawks season ends against WSU

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For the second consecutive year, the Jayhawks found themselves with the two seed and for the second consecutive year, they were ousted in the round of 32. Kansas (27-9, 13-5 Big 12) fell to the Shockers of Wichita State (30-4, 17-1 Missouri Valley), 78-65. “They were far superior than us (in) the second half. But I’m proud of our team. We’ve had a nice year, had a good year…They’re a very well-coached, solid, talented basketball team, and certainly deserve to be moving on,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said of the Shockers. The game was back-and-forth in the early minutes as both teams were struggling to score. But the Jayhawks put together a 12-4 run to take a 24-16 lead….

Jayhawks prepare for bout vs Wichita St

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The round of 32 matchup many people began anticipating when the brackets were  announced will come true on Sunday inside the Century Link Center in Omaha. The Wichita State Shockers (29-4, 17-1 Missouri Valley) and the Kansas Jayhawks (27-8, 13-5 Big 12) each finished off their respective opponents in their first games of the NCAA Tournament to set up the showdown. “It’s a big game for us. The state of Kansas has been kind of…anticipating this game for a while now. We just [have to] get our minds right and focus on the game and what we [have to] do to get the win,” said Kansas’ freshman guard Devonté Graham. The Jayhawks will see a small lineup against the Shockers,…

Jayhawks advance with win over NMSU

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The Kansas Jayhawks advance to play Sunday after win against New Mexico State University.

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Calipari Learns From Mistakes, Earns Championship


By Blake Schuster New Orleans, La. — It was happening again. Down by nine, to John Calipari and against a seemingly unbeatable team, Kansas made its run.  But in the Jayhawks 67-59 national championship loss to Kentucky, it wasn’t a miracle Jayhawk comeback as it was in 2008 — although it felt similar — this time was about Calipari, and the demons he finally exorcised. Four years ago with Calipari’s Memphis team up nine with 2:12 left to play, Bill Self pulled out one of the sweetest wins of his career, downing the Tigers in overtime. This time Calipari’s Kentucky team took the lead early in the first half and never gave it up despite…

Schuster: Dining With The Enemy


By Blake Schuster New Orleans, LA.— It was bound to happen. With a city full of nothing but Kentucky and Kansas fans surely confrontation would be unavoidable, I just never thought I would come away enjoying their company and with a new outlook on Big Blue nation.  Standing in line at Felix’s Seafood on Iberville St., my sports director, Jay, and I did what everyone in town was doing — discussing the looming championship matchup between the Wildcats and Jayhawks. The line was long, so was our conversation. But as I was trying to focus on Jay’s comments I found myself more interested in eavesdropping on the chat going on in front of me. Two…

Schuster: Destiny, Not Talent, Will Prevail Monday


By Blake Schuster There’s no question who’s the better team in playing for the National Championship. Kentucky, hands down. If I’m a coach and I have my pick of either team how do I not want Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Terrance Jones? It’d be a damn shame if John Calipari didn’t finally ascend to the top of the college basketball world. His  —arguably — best team ever doesn’t have weak spots. From day one Kentucky was built for April 2nd, 2012 and every game before it was practice. The Wildcats have just about all that a team needs to earn them the title — but they don’t have everything. They haven’t faced…

Jayhawks Comeback To Beat Ohio State in Final Four


By Blake Schuster If there is one undeniable truth about the 2012 NCAA Tournament it’s never count the Kansas Jayhawks out. Not when they’re in foul trouble, not when they’re down by double digits, and not when Bill Self is coaching.  A 64-62 victory over Ohio State in the Final Four proved that. The game started out all too familiar as Kansas trailed 26-13 with six minutes left in the first half. The Jayhawks had gotten into dogfights with every team during their tournament run, and the Buckeyes were no exception. Wild shooting, turnovers, and missed opportunities led to a large Kansas deficit highlighted most by a Jeff Withey miscue late in the first. With…


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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.