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“I went on a recruiting visit to Maryland. I got a chance to get out of the mountains and go watch them play (a football game). I couldn’t do that often. It was a great time. The game was great. I think they won,” said Mason, who ultimately chose KU over Maryland, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Providence, Seton Hall and Rutgers.
The Terrapins, who opened the season ranked No. 18 in The Associated Press’ preseason poll, spent all but two weeks after that ranked in the Top 10 before finishing the regular season right where they began the preseason — ranked No. 18.
Freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr. knows he isn’t suddenly going to become a focal point of the Kansas offense in the postseason. The long, lean Cleveland native with a silky jumper, after all, shares front-court minutes with veterans Perry Ellis, Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor in coach Bill Self’s shortened-for-March rotation.
Kansas is stiff opposition. The Jayhawks are the tournament's top overall seed, and the South Region should be presumed theirs until somebody takes it from them. They have won 16 games in a row and generally looked dominant in doing so, and it might well take nothing less than Maryland's best performance in years for the Terps to advance.
Kansas softball continues its non-conference slate with a midweek doubleheader against Evansville on Tuesday, March 22 at Rock Chalk Park. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m., on the Jayhawk Radio Network.
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Underwood, 52, is a Kansas native and former Kansas State player who also spent six years, from 2006 to 2012, as an assistant at his alma mater working under Bob Huggins and Frank Martin -- meaning Underwood has both played and worked in the Big 12.
After it was reported he would consider the position, Jamie Dixon is headed to Fort Worth to become TCU's next coach.
Kansas has its best chance to win a national title since 2012; Villanova is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009; Miami has been building to this moment since finishing as the NIT runner-up a year ago with a team full of transfers; and Maryland hasn't been in the Sweet 16 since 2003. The building will be electric and the matchups are perfect. We can only hope the games deliver the goods as well.
The following is one man's attempt to rank and reseed the Sweet 16 teams according to their performances in the first two rounds and their efforts relative to their original seeds.
After the elation of Friday's buzzer-beating bank shot, Northern Iowa somehow let up the biggest comeback in college basketball history on Sunday night.