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….
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,…
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