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"The tournament is a fresh start, and certainly for not only coaches, but players, and you’ve got to perform starting now. All the past has done has put us in position to be a high seed, but certainly now is where it counts the most."
The Jayhawks, the top seed in the South region, are listed at 9-2 odds, followed by Michigan State and North Carolina at 5-1. Virginia and Villanova are next at 12-1, and Kentucky and Oregon are both 15-1. Oklahoma is 20-1, followed by Xavier, West Virginia and defending champion Duke, which are each listed at 25-1.
Davis, a native of Kansas City, Mo., who attended Grandview High, grew up rooting against the Jayhawks and for his father, Tyrone, who played at Kansas State and has told his son plenty of tales about battles with Paul Pierce and the Jayhawks in the late ‘90s.
Kansas is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, but the Jayhawks have no shortage of challenges ahead of them in the South Region.
The Tacketts’ lawsuit said Jayhawker Towers "has a specific history of publicly reported sexual assaults of women."
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But the committee’s performance is slipping, year over year, and it’s also my job to point that out when necessary. Put aside my three misses for a moment -- Vanderbilt (perfectly reasonable selection), Syracuse (borderline at best) and Tulsa (indefensible by every known standard) -- and what you have is a selection and bracketing process that appears to have gone off the rails.
Kentucky's John Calipari is certainly one of the more creative and outspoken people in college basketball. When asked about Kentucky's No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Hall of Famer did not pull any punches and did not disappoint.
Here it is: How the 2016 NCAA Tournament Selection Committee organized this year's field, from 1-68.
Kansas State issued a press release announcing that they would be declining any post-season opportunities.
Trent Johnson was 50-79 at TCU and was fired after going 12-21 this season.
While Ford's status remains in limbo, sources at OSU said late Saturday night that no decision has been made regarding the coach, who just completed his eighth season at the school. A source close to Ford said that the coach and athletic director Mike Holder had talked Saturday night, after the reports surfaced, and Ford was assured as well that a decision had yet to be made.