Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.1.12

Mar 31, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks fans celebrate after the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball Final Four against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kansas won 64-62. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

BLUE ON THE BAYOU!!! Time to pull out the lucky tie Bill.

Kansas Basketball and the Final TWO!!

Kansas, Tyshawn Taylor topsy-turvy | KUsports.com
That steal and turnover was Tyshawn in a one play. But hey, he hit two big free throws when it mattered. Still no three's in a dome, must be saving them for Monday.

Jayhawks recall UK ‘bullied us’ | KUsports.com
“It’s a dream for these kids to play on the biggest stage that college basketball has to offer this year, get to play the best team in the country hands-down from Day One to now. It’s a thrill.

2012 Final Four - Kansas Jayhawks' run to national championship game defies explanation - ESPN
"The last two teams I've been on, they were probably the best teams I've ever been part of. I never thought I'd be on a team like that again, but those teams never got where we are."

Final Four 2012 -- Saturday's semifinals worth remembering - ESPN
On Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, both games produced memorable sequences that will fans will reflect upon years from now.

Conner Teahan just ‘lets it fly’ | KUsports.com
Teahan has turned into a pretty good story this year.

Kentucky and Kansas, the titanic finale - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
But it is instructive in at least one way: Nov. 15 was the date we all realized just how insanely talented this Kentucky team is, how high its ceiling was, how much sheer athletic ability it brought to the floor.

Double-team cuffs Sullinger | KUsports.com
The double-teams the Kansas University men’s basketball team threw at Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger during the second half of KU’s 64-62 Final Four victory at the Superdome on Saturday absolutely handcuffed the Buckeyes.

Shot-blocker Withey helps usher in last-minute Kansas win over OSU - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Are we looking at Withey being a serious candidate to go early?

Behind the Mic presented by Allstate - Anthony: Kansas, Kentucky preview, game could be a classic - SI.com
This underdog role is fun

Seth Davis' Championship Preview - Video - SI.com
SI.com's Seth Davis previews the heavyweight championship matchup between Kansas and Kentucky on Monday night, then gives his prediction for who will win the title. - Video - SI.com

Kentucky opens as 6.5-point favorites vs. Kansas | CollegeBasketballTalk
Monday’s title game is set. Kentucky handled Louisville and Kansas rallied past Ohio State. So who has the edge in the title game? Give it to the Wildcats. 6.5 point favorites.

Jeff Withey and Deshaun Thomas cause Jared Sullinger’s off-night | CollegeBasketballTalk
Kansas didn't have just one hero as they came back from 13 points down to knock off Ohio State 64-62 and earn a trip to Monday's national title game. Travis Releford, Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson all made play after play down the stretch to help seal up the win.

Kansas, Kentucky ready for a rematch with a title on the line | CollegeBasketballTalk
It wouldn’t be the 2012 Final Four without a rematch. Added bonus? It features the two winningest programs in NCAA history.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Kansas Jayhawks - NCAA Tournament Game - Recap - March 31, 2012 - ESPN
NCAA Men's Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Kansas Jayhawks game played on March 31, 2012

CARDIAC KIDS! Jayhawks advance to final with 64-62, come-from-behind win over Ohio State | KUsports.com
This team truly has become tough mentally and they're winning it with defense.

Rapid Reaction: Kansas 64, Ohio State 62 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
NEW ORLEANS -- Take a deep breath, if you can, then dig in to this immediate reaction to Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State: Overview: The Buckeyes

Kansas Rallies For Wild Win - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Rece Davis, Dick Vitale, Hubert Davis and Jay Bilas on Kansas rallying from 13 down for the 64-62 win.

MML Video Hub - NCAA.com
Releford was huge.

Ohio State vs. Kansas - Recap - March 31, 2012 - College Basketball - SI.com
Ohio State vs. Kansas recap from game played on March 31, 2012

KU beats Ohio State, moves on to championship game - KansasCity.com
Nothing to lose, everything to gain. Time to just play loose and attempt to shock the world. Everyone in NOLA wants US to beat Kentucky and save the world from Cal.

Kansas overcomes Ohio State for wild Final Four win | CollegeBasketballTalk
Thanks to a fast start to the second half the Kansas Jayhawks find themselves one win away from a national title few thought they could win back in October. Thomas Robinson scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but once again the play of Elijah Johnson was a key factor in a Kansas victory.

Kansas Football

Jayhawks land Bishop Miege QB Montell Cozart | KUsports.com
Pretty big news on the gridiron recruiting front.

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