This Kansas team knows how to win

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McLemore leads by example as a Freshman

Withey’s Draft Stock Rising

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Laid back senior leads by example

The Quest for Nine Straight

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At Kansas, players change, but expectations always stay the same

Schuster: Destiny, Not Talent, Will Prevail Monday

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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 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…

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…

Favorable frontcourt matchup could propel Kansas

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — Kansas’s second round game against Purdue showed that if you don’t have favorable matchups, then your chances of winning are slim. Even though Kansas is a better, more talented team than Purdue, the Boilermakers had a favorable matchup that they exploited, playing a perimeter-oriented offense that required Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson to guard the perimeter. The Jayhawks’ game against the Boilermakers was reminiscent of their earlier matchups against the Missouri Tigers and Iowa State Cyclones. That won’t be the case in the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 matchup against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. North Carolina State plays a traditional style of offense puts more emphasis on the frontcourt. It’s…

Robinson Focused On Rings, Not Rivalries

  Thomas Robinson stood silent outside the Jayhawk’s locker room — not even the bright lights and microphones of the news crews that engulfed the 20-year old could rattle him.

” The Sideline Report” 12.13 Archive

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Here is what you missed on the latest episode of  The Sideline Report.

Audio: Players postgame press conference: FAU

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  Thomas Robinson, Travis Releford, and Jeff Withey  addressed the media after defeating Florida Atlantic Wednesday night.