- Kansas Sports -
Top-seed Kansas will face No. 5 seed Maryland in the NCAA Championship South Regional Semifinals on Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Tipoff is approximately 8:40 p.m. Central time on CBS.
“I hate we have to play Kansas. I’m just glad we’re there,” Turgeon said after Sunday’s victory. “They’re the best team in the country. We’ve got to get a quick turnaround. We play Thursday night, but we’re just excited to be in the game.”
... the Jayhawks raced out of the gates with great energy and buried the Huskies early. That start showed exactly where this team’s mindset is at this point in the season and their comments in the locker room after both games only confirmed it — happy but not satisfied. This team wants more and plans on getting it.
Ken Pomeroy gives Maryland a 27 percent chance to win and projects Kansas to prevail by a 76-70 score.
There's no other way to put it: the Jayhawks are an absolutely terrifying matchup. The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, they present a challenge for the Terrapins in almost every possible way. Maryland at least has the talent advantage over most of the teams it plays, but this won't necessarily be the case on Thursday.
The Terps did a few things that, on their own, would have precluded many teams from even competing. But not Maryland, at least not on this night, because the Terps were incredibly productive at the foul line.
The Grind Session National Tournament, which features Kansas University recruiting targets Thon Maker, Josh Jackson, DeAndre Ayton and others, will be held Thursday through Saturday at Free State High School.
It took 27 previous meetings and a four-and-a-half-hour match Friday, but Kansas finally captured its first-ever win over Texas as the 27th-ranked Jayhawks held off the 35th-rated Longhorns, 4-3, at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
- March Madness -
Bronson Koenig hit sixth threes against Xavier to send Wisconsin back to the Sweet Sixteen.
Trailing by 12 with 44 seconds left in regulation, Texas A&M put together one of the most incredible comebacks in NCAA Tournament history to force overtime against Northern Iowa on Sunday night in the second round.
No. 6 Notre Dame got a tip-in with 1.5 seconds to go to barely -- and I mean barely -- get past No. 14 Stephen F. Austin and win 76-75 and to advance to the Sweet 16 in the East Region.
And they were tested by the Hawks, rallying from down 58-51 in the final five minutes to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2013. Brooks started the rally with a driving three-point play and put Oregon in front for good on a 3-pointer with 1:19 remaining.
Despite shooting 2-for-8 in the first half, Buddy Hield finished with 36 points as the Sooners defeated VCU 85-81, advancing to the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2003.
Friday's Regional Semifinal in Philadelphia will be the first NCAA Tournament game between the Tar Heels and Hoosiers since Michael Jordan's final college game on March 22, 1984.
"I don't see it. I asked my parents, and the[y] don't see it either," Allen replied.
From here on out, as it's been for a couple of years now, college basketball fans won't be able to say one of their names without thinking of the others. Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet. Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker.