Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.22.12

Mar 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; The Kansas State Wildcats and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles line up during the national anthem during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the CONSOL Energy Center. Kansas State won 70-64. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Basketball and the NCAA Tournament

NC State's strengths, weaknesses and players to watch | The Newell Post | KUsports.com
Newell's NC State breakdown

KU arrives in St. Louis focused on Wolfpack | KUsports.com
Nice short trip, just need to keep the eye on the prize.

Naadir Tharpe’s nadir: Freshman not sulking over lack of court time | KUsports.com
Fetch's new Boschee

If needed, Jayhawks can throw the junk defense - KansasCity.com
Gimmick defense? Hey it worked.

After years of pain, Henrickson’s Jayhawks taste the sweetness - KansasCity.com
The photo hangs on the far wall of Bonnie Henrickson's office, an oversized reminder of what Kansas women's basketball can be. The image is from April 4, 2009, the day Kansas played host to South Florida in the WNIT championship game.

Carolina drama intrigues | KUsports.com
The question of the weekend.

2012 NCAA tournament - Traditional center a dying breed in men's college basketball - ESPN
The traditional big man is a dying breed in the college game. The reasons have as much to do with the lure of the NBA as it does with the evolving nature of the position itself.

The Sweet 16's most indispensable players - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Taylor the most indispensable for Kansas. I'd agree.

Adversity is nothing new to North Carolina Tar Heels - College Basketball - ESPN
UNC definitely has plenty of bulletin board material in the last few days. They'll be more than capable of running to the Final Four this weekend and it's almost silly that so many people are completely doubting that.

Jayhawks defy logic, history and Hummel | Need I Say Moore?
This was buried in the comment section of yesterday's links. Well worth a read.

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