NCAA Power Rankings: Early Impressions

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  The season is here at last! This week, Matt takes a look at the early impressions of his top ten preseason teams.

Number 15 Will Go Down in History

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Mario Chalmers’ jersey was retired halftime at the Texas-Kansas game Saturday

The Final Four

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The Kansas Jayhawks advanced to the Final Four with a 80-67 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

VIDEO: KU VS UNC Preview

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

Withey’s superb defense advances Jayhawks to Elite Eight

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — He wished he recorded a triple-double, but Jeff Withey was glad he contributed to the Kansas Jayhawks’ 60-57 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack, blocking 10 shots in a game that the Jayhawks struggled mightily on offense. It was a record-matching and record-breaking night for Withey. His 10 blocks against North Carolina State matched Cole Aldrich’s record for most blocks in a single NCAA Tournament game for a Kansas player. Aldrich blocked 10 shots against Dayton in 2009. Withey also surpassed Aldrich for the most block shots in a single season for a Kansas player.  Aldrich blocked 125 shots during the 2009-10. Withey currently stands at 126 blocks…