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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.26.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.26.13


Kansas Basketball

Kansas rides seniors to Sweet 16 - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
“We were sped up,” Self said. “Our guys care so much, and sometimes when you care as much as our guys, you played tight.”

Sweet 16 Regional Reset: Will underdog Florida Gulf Coast stun top teams in South? - March Madness 2013 - Andy Staples -
The Jayhawks have the No. 1 seed, and they are trying to get back to the national title game for a second consecutive season. That said, the Gators and Wolverines should feel pressure as well. All three teams have the talent to get out of this region and then stay in Atlanta through Monday night.

2013 NCAA tournament -- Lasting impressions from the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament - ESPN
Kansas' toughness is its greatest asset. And I'm not just talking about physical toughness, although that's certainly a strong suit for a team that leads the nation in defensive field goal percentage. I'm referring more to mental toughness.

Self not worried by McLemore’s scoring slump |
Bill Self isn’t sweating the fact his squad’s top scorer has had a rough start in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

KU-Michigan will be a clash of veterans vs. youngsters, defense vs. offense -
In Michigan, the Jayhawks will face a young, offensive-oriented team that is ranked second in the nation in offensive efficiency, according to Sophomore guard Trey Burke has emerged as a national player of the year candidate while averaging 18.8 points, 6.7 assists and shooting 47 percent from the floor.

Five plays that show how Releford shut down Bullock — and how KU's 'D' forced UNC into 'one bad shot' | The Newell Post |
Breakdown of Releford's defense. Great game for him against Carolina.

Kansas Women

Another shocker! 12th-seeded KU women upset South Carolina, 75-69, to return to Sweet 16 |
Kansas University has a knack for hanging around in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. For KU senior Monica Engelman, who scored a career-high 27 points in the Jayhawks’ 75-69 second-round win over No. 17 South Carolina, it just wasn’t time for the Jayhawks to go home.

KU women reach Sweet 16 for second straight season -
Bonnie Henrickson fist-pumped in the direction of the Kansas supporters behind the bench. The Jayhawks coach shouted “Rock Chalk” to the radio crew and high-fived the band.

Nate Silver drops KU’s odds even after Jayhawks reach Sweet 16 -
According to Silver’s latest projections, updated Monday on his FiveThirtyEight blog, Kansas now has a 4.5 percent chance to cut down the nets at the Final Four in Atlanta.

NCAA Tournament

Reseeding the field: Ranking teams remaining for Sweet 16 -
How do the remaining 16 teams stack up? Here's a look, as we rank them 1-16.

2013 NCAA tournament - How the selection committee would reseed the Sweet 16 - ESPN
If the selection committee could go back and reseed the Sweet 16 teams, based on how they've performed so far in the NCAA tournament, what would the redesigned field look like? Myron Medcalf takes a crack at it.

2013 NCAA Tournament schedule: Sweet 16 game times, announcers, TV guide -
Michigan State, Duke, Florida Gulf Coast, and everyone else you want to know about.

Comcast Fast Break -
Breaking down the Sweet 16 game by game.