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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.18.12

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Kansas Basketball and the NCAA Tournament

Elijah Johnson over ’due: Guard knows all about Boilermakers |
"I am from Indiana. I know the history. I know what kind of program it is and everything,"

Not winning Big 12 tourney may be blessing in disguise for KU -
This team has responded extremely well after a loss all year. Maybe this is just another example.

Kevin Young, bench might be needed |
I feel like Young is ready for the challenge.

Omaha buzz: Purdue’s Hummel likely to be guarding Robinson -
This will be a tough matchup for Robinson. Hummel has been around long enough to have a savvy way about him. Hopefully he doesn't frustrate Robinson.

Purdue dishes on big men |
The more I read the more this matchup is making me nervous. I just think Purdue has faced the type of teams that will have them prepared.

Jayhawks in good hands with Johnson -
This has been the question as we look toward next year. Is Johnson the PG or does Tharpe step up?

Robbie Hummel has KU’s respect |
I didn't realize this guy was still around. He's a player.

2012 NCAA tournament -- Higher seeds survive and advance on Saturday - ESPN
The NCAA tournament doesn't require style. It doesn't care for margin of victory. It merely requires that you win. For all eight higher seeds Saturday, it was simply survive and advance.

2012 NCAA tournament -- Kansas State Wildcats hold Jamar Samuels out over eligibility concern - ESPN
"In my opinion, he's done nothing wrong," said Martin. This move by K-State's AD didn't sit well with Martin. Tough break for K-State and Samuels.