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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.26.12

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Sun came up today and guess who is still the champion of the Big 12 Conference? Yep that'd be us. I'm still not sure what to think of that rally, didn't see it coming and I can't be happier that it did.

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Kansas Jayhawks soak it in after epic rally against the Missouri Tigers -- men's college basketball - ESPN
My quick take is this. Missouri did a great job coming into this game and having a focused poised approach in a tough environment. For a good portion of the game they were the better team. Then we gradually chipped away at it and were somehow able to overcome. A lot went into that we were necessarily the better team yesterday in the Fieldhouse, but I did think we were the better team in Columbia so maybe it's fitting that we managed to pull this out after letting it slip away in that situation. Great day, I'll take the win and everything that comes with it but I'm pretty thankful that it worked out.

Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks - Recap - February 25, 2012 - ESPN
Bill Self's reaction in this one sums it up. This was a big deal and down 19 I didn't think we had a chance to make this thing work.

Kansas claims epic win in Border War finale |
Yes we did!

Border Warriors prove mettle |
Good read

Thomas Robinson ‘great’ against Tigers |
Made his case on Saturday although Davis still seems to have the momentum

Tyshawn Taylor dominates OT, tops ratings | The Keegan Ratings |
Player rankings

The Border War: We won’t see a rivalry like this again -
this crazy, magical, spectacular, infuriating and altogether wonderful game. In the moments after Kansas beat Missouri 87-86, Allen Fieldhouse was chaos, bedlam, a mess of hugs and tears and screams. Missouri fans were crisscrossing the state with blistering tweets and instant messages and outraged phone calls

KU rallies for epic comeback Border War win -
They saved the best for last. In their final regular-season meeting as conference opponents, Kansas and Missouri staged a game for the ages with the Jayhawks somehow prevailing 87-86 in overtime on Saturday.

Taylor’s free throws mean happy scene at Allen Fieldhouse -
Hats of to Taylor. Controversial figure to a Jayhawk that will be remembered for what he did on a pretty big day.

Missouri vs. Kansas - Recap - February 25, 2012 - College Basketball -
I loved the Gameday crew asking if they could just watch Kansas and Missouri play every day.

Mizzou-Kansas was a classic, a perfect way to remember the rivalry | CollegeBasketballTalk
Did it take anyone else awhile to calm down after this one? It was a combination of anger, what just happened and euphoria.

KU vs. Missouri |
Photos from yesterday