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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.25.12


Kansas Basketball and the NCAA Tournament

Arch rivalry: Thomas Robinson keeps KU focused — on Heels |
“I’m just scared to overlook anybody now. I’m scared to think about next week, scared to think about Monday. I’ve seen what happens when you do that,”

Will KU be able to shake the NCAA shooting jitters? Plus, predictions for KU-UNC in the Elite Eight | Cram Session |
KUSports roundtable style.

Self stacks up with Williams’ KU tenure, and then some -
If Self’s Jayhawks defeat Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels Sunday in the Midwest Regional championship, Self will have his 22nd NCAA Tournament victory in nine seasons at KU. That will be one more than Williams had in his first nine NCAA appearances as a head coach.

Tyshawn Taylor's career shouldn't, won't be defined by UNC game |
Agree completely

North Carolina's strengths, weaknesses and players to watch | The Newell Post |
Newell breaks down Carolina

Now more than ever, Jayhawks are defined by defense -
They are here, a win over North Carolina away from the Final Four, because they muscle and work and move their feet and generally play defense as hard as any group of college kids you’ll see.

Will Kansas' Bill Self live up to high expectations with Final Four trip? - Stewart Mandel -
ST. LOUIS -- While watching Florida's Sweet 16 win over Marquette at a local watering hole in St. Louis Thursday, a fellow writer posed the following question to the group: If you were an athletic director with a huge budget, which coach would you hire: Florida's Billy Donovan or Kansas' Bill Self?

Can injury-ravaged UNC snag Final Four berth? - Stewart Mandel -
Previews of both games.

Kansas hoops star plays for little sister, in memory of late mother -
Not even CNNSI, this is just plain CNN. Nice story on TRob.

North Carolina Tar Heels' Kendall Marshall practices, but not ready to play - ESPN
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall participated in some non-contact shooting, passing and dribbling drills during practice Saturday. Looks like a game time decision.

NCAA Tournament – Luke Winn – » Posts Margins + Momentum in the Sweet 16 «
Interesting look at the Sweet 16 teams and momentum. Not super timely at the moment, but interesting still.

Kansas Women

FINAL: Tennessee dominates second half in 84-73 victory over KU women in Sweet 16 |
Really was a tale of two halves.

KU women start fast but fall to Tennessee -
Good finish to the season for the women. Showed a lot of resolve since the Davis injury.