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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.18.15

T-minus one day and counting...

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- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawks’ Greene looking to regain shooting touch |

It’s been more than three weeks since Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene made more than one shot in a KU basketball game. And even in that game — a Feb. 23 loss at Kansas State — Greene knocked down a pair of two-pointers. You have to go back another two weeks to find the last time Greene made more than one three-pointer — his signature shot — in a single game.

Golf - Kansas Women’s Golf Finishes 13th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational

The Kansas women's golf team finish 13th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at the Sewalio Golf Club Tuesday after shooting a 302 (+14) for the third round and ending up with an overall score of 913 (+49).

Softball - More Late-Inning Heroics Propel No. 22 Kansas Past Indiana State, 5-4

The come-from-behind magic that concluded last weekend lingered for No. 22 Kansas' midweek matchup as the Jayhawks rallied for four runs in the final two innings to down Indiana State, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

- College Sports -

Big 12 teams confident of NCAA success |

Players from both Iowa State and Kansas — the two teams that survived to get to the Big 12 tournament championship game in Kansas City, Missouri, this past weekend — agreed the league prepared each tourney-bound team well for the madness of March.

BYU Cougars vs. Ole Miss Rebels - NCAA Tournament Game - Recap - March 17, 2015 - ESPN

Stefan Moody scored 26 points and led Mississippi's comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit to a 94-90 victory over BYU on Tuesday night in the First Four.

Mike Jones, The Battle of New Orleans hero, is rooting to see Wichita State dance with Kansas | FOX Sports

Sunday in Omaha, if it comes to pass, would be awesome, too. The Jayhawks (26-8) and Shockers (28-4) haven't met on a basketball court since 1993, and insiders will tell you that KU coach Bill Self and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall are not exactly what you'd call Facebook friends.

What to know: Facts, stats and nuggets about the 2015 NCAA tourney -

Most consecutive NCAA tourneys: Kansas (26), Duke (20), Michigan State (18), Gonzaga (16), Wisconsin (16). Additionally, Bill Self is coaching his 15th straight NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed or better. (Mr Ed says: Gee, I wonder if Mr. Norlander (the author) is a lurker here at RCT...!)

Marshall's plan? -

Gregg Marshall feels right at home at Wichita State, but could he really be there for the long haul?

While live tweeting his documentary, Christian Laettner apologizes for stepping on former opponent | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

You might hate Christian Laettner, especially if you're a Kentucky or North Carolina basketball fan, but you have to give the former Duke All-American this much: He couldn't have handled the debut of his "30 for 30" retrospective on ESPN much better.

John Calipari - We're just 12 injuries away from being underdogs

(Mr. Ed says: Attn BBN - this is a joke.  It is only a joke.)  Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari sought to temper expectations for his team heading into the NCAA Tournament, reminding the media today that his talent-laden team is just a dozen injuries away from having to really fight and scrap to go 40–0 and cut down the nets in Indianapolis.

- Potpourri -

The "St. Louis Cuisine" Wikipedia Page is Goddamned Hilarious

You might think that with all the mockery of St. Louis that goes on, we Gawker Media writers are being unfair to the city that is just so gosh-darn humble that it can't stop telling you how humble it is. You might think wrong.

Fahrenheit Is a Better Temperature Scale Than Celsius

Fahrenheit gives you almost double—1.8x—the precision* of Celsius without having to delve into decimals, allowing you to better relate to the air temperature. Again, we're sensitive to small shifts in temperature, so Fahrenheit allows us to discern between two readings more easily than "Saint Celsius" ever could.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Hampton bench celebration; coach calls 'Jesus' for help vs. UK -

Joyner said at Monday's media session if his team won over Manhattan, he'd need "Jesus on speed dial" for help with Kentucky. Joyner played into the joke on Tuesday night.

The One Thing Both Coaches Can Agree Upon: The Ref Sucks

Because we don't have the whole context here we can't be positive, but it sure seems like Hurley is commiserating with Iona coach Tim Cluess about how Jeff Anderson, the bald referee who called the tech on Amayo, sucks.

Dwyane Wade Saves Ball, Throws Spectacular Behind-The-Back Pass

Maybe even more improbable, Wade was denied an assist by a great defensive play from ... JR Smith? Basketball is great sometimes.

Maybe Don't Drive Directly At The 7'6" Guy

Mr. Ed says: No explanation necessary.