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So as much as I’m sure this loss stings for KU fans like all the other NCAA Tournament losses before it, that should not be the way this team and this season are remembered. 33-5 and one step shy of another Final Four. That’s a very good year any way you slice it.
"I don’t think so," the 6-foot-8, 195-pounder from Cherkasy, Ukraine, said.
Limiting Ellis to four points on 1-of-5 shooting in 34 minutes was by far the biggest factor in Villanova knocking off the tournament’s top overall seed and ending Kansas’ 17-game winning streak.
But the 64-59 setback at the hands of the Wildcats did bring a different feeling with it, and Lucas, at the end of the video below explains that.
In the last eight years, the Jayhawks have been a No. 1, No. 2, No. 2, No. 1, No. 2, No. 1, No. 1 and No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. And they turned those great regular season résumés into only one Final Four run.
The Jayhawks will watch next weekend’s games and feel like they could beat any of the teams playing. They’ll be right, which is probably what hurts the most. Another Kansas team among the best in the country, watching college basketball’s biggest games from home.
A quick rundown of Kansas’ depth chart and one thing is immediately clear, there’s a lot of experience coming back from last year. Only six starters are graduating this spring. That’s typically a good thing, but when it was those players that played a large role in a winless season, how easy can they turn things around in just one year?
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The Final Four is set with Oklahoma, Villanova, North Carolina and Syracuse. The storylines include Buddy Hield, Hall of Famers, Roy Williams' career plans and NCAA scandals.
Given the state of college sports and the off-the-court issues both opponents have dealt with, North Carolina-Syracuse is quite possibly the most fitting Final Four game ever.
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Why do we even come to these games anymore?
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