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Jayhawks Comeback To Beat Ohio State in Final Four

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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…

Taylor’s Leadership Carries Jayhawks to Final Four

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By Blake Schuster New Orleans, La. — The first time Kevin Young saw his new team scrimmage last summer he stood in awe. The Loyal-Marymount transfer had been used to playing “rec ball”, but it was nothing like the structure the Jayhawks were using. There was flow, precision and success. It was during his gawking that one of the players came over and laid down the rules for the newcomer.  “Tyshawn [Taylor] pulled me to the side and let me know how things were,” Young said. “He said we win here, this is what we do, and if you want to be a part of this you have to buy into the system and do…

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…

VIDEO: KU players preview Purdue matchup

      Travis Releford discussed the Jayhawks upcoming matchup with 10th seeded Purdue, while Tyshawn Taylor discussed his leg cramps from Friday night.