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Even though Maryland is seeded fifth, our guys understand they can play to a one seed. So this is a hard -- this is really a hard matchup, because we really think a lot of their team.
Maryland’s Melo Trimble and KU’s Frank Mason III both earned second-team all-league honors in their respective conferences, the Big Ten and Big 12.
Losses in four of their final six regular-season games hurt Maryland’s chances of entering the NCAA Tournament in the enviable position of playing as a top-three seed.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon — whose teams will face off at KFC Yum! Center tonight in the Sweet 16 — both had the opportunity to tap into this concept early in their coaching careers while working under the legendary Larry Brown.
“There’s been times this year we’ve been tight. Now there’s no reason for us to be tight, really, the rest of the way,” Turgeon said Tuesday. “There’s a good chance we’ll be an underdog in most games.”
Before the jokes about him being an old man, the jokes were that Perry Ellis played like an old man. They said he had a YMCA game. That he was all pump-fakes and spin moves, and they actually, seriously, without-being-sarcastic wondered if this major college basketball player who stood 6 feet 8 could even dunk.
He's one of six under consideration to succeed Ray Harper, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
Cummings, who was injured and lost for his senior season during last year’s spring game in late April, was one of 11 former Jayhawks participating in KU’s annual pro timing day in front of a handful of NFL scouts.
There is no makeup date for this game scheduled at this time. Please check back periodically on KUAthletics.com for more updates.
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Born and raised in St. Louis, Garagiola was signed by the Cardinals in 1942 and broke into the majors at age 20 in 1946. The rookie catcher would win a World Series ring with his hometown team that very season.
The Royals are in Missouri, but a St. Louis area representative introduced a bill to name the Cardinals the official team of the state.