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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.28.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.28.13

Jamie Squire

Kansas Basketball

Self, Jayhawks arrive in North Texas -
Cowboys Stadium — nicknamed “Jerry World” for Cowbows owner Jerry Jones — is going through a trial run this weekend in advance of playing host to next year’s Final Four. And teams and fans will be treated to a viewing experience that includes a 60-yard, high-definition video screen hanging above the court and 42,614 seats for basketball.

Opinion: Bracket picking for birds |
Somewhere in an office of wall-to-wall cubicles, Orville the ornithologist is leading the NCAA Tournament pool, even though he never has seen a basketball game. Orville favored schools with bird mascots when filling out his bracket.

KU’s Ben McLemore is confident he can regain his shooting touch -
“We were actually better during that stretch,” Self said. “And Ben was the biggest cheerleader we had.”

Kansas arrives in Dallas, ‘excited’ to meet Michigan |
“I don’t think we played in Dallas or Arlington this past year. There’s no flashback. We played in Fort Worth, which is a big difference from Arlington,” Self said with a smile.

NCAA Tournament

NCAA tournament 2013 -- Gauging the pressure meter for Sweet 16 teams - ESPN
The Jayhawks' chances at a second straight Final Four berth didn't look all that strong after the graduation of point guard Tyshawn Taylor and the departure of Thomas Robinson to the NBA draft. But with Bill Self -- who has averaged 30 wins in the past 10 years

Breaking Down the Sweet 16: The X-factor in each game | CollegeBasketballTalk
The way that Iowa State almost pulled off a pair of wins over Kansas is that they were able to pull Jeff Withey away from the rim by engaging the guy that he was guarding in ball-screen actions.