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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.13.12

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Kansas Basketball 2012 NCAA Tournament

UNC to face stiff challenge from mid-majors - Stewart Mandel -
But provided Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor get through the first two rounds they'll be at a distinct advantage playing in partisan St. Louis, and they'll catch a break when Creighton or Michigan takes down North Carolina.

NCAA Tournament – Luke Winn – " Posts Bracket Guide: The Big Questions "
Some great tourney discussion including the question of whether great offenses can overcome subpar defensive performances to win.

NCAA Bracket Predictions: Breaking Down Each Region And Looking For A Winner -
A KU-UNC Elite Eight game seems too good to be true, but KU is too good to lose to St. Marys, right? Or NCSU? Or even Georgetown? The biggest impediment is Michigan against Carolina, but here's to betting the Heels figure it out.

The CBT Bracket Breakdown: Midwest Region | CollegeBasketballTalk
Thomas Robinson is a hoss and Jeff Withey is a defensive playmaker, but Tyshawn Taylor is going to be the guy that determines how far Kansas goes. When he’s great, Kansas is very, very good.

NCAA Tournament: The Blindfold Approach to the Bracket -
The Wall Street Journal presents its second-annual Blindfold Brackets: a bias-free way of picking your NCAA tournament bracket.

Bill Self: Loss gets Jayhawks’ attention |
This team really has responded well after almost every loss. Hopefully that continues.

KU’s Robinson is first-team All-American by USBWA, MU’s Denmon on second team -
First Team AA for Robinson. First of a few I'm sure.

A double dose of McCallums lift Detroit -
Ray McCallum was recruited by Kansas, but chose to stay home, signing with Detroit to play for his father, head coach Ray McCallum. The McCallums and 15th-seeded Detroit will try to take down the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday night in Omaha, Neb.

Humility crucial for KU |
A confident and humble Kansas adheres to the scouting report. A confident and vain Kansas thinks it can win on sheer talent.

Kansas Football

Jayhawks add mammoth offensive lineman to 2012 recruiting class |
A little football news, although he's not too little.

Women's Basketball

KU women make NCAA Tournament as 11 seed, will face sixth-seeded Nebraska in first round Sunday |
Women's team made it in. Take away a pretty key injury mid way through Big 12 play and they probably make it in with a little more room to spare but hey it counts. First time in 12 years.