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“I just pushed myself harder than I ever had before,” Mason told the Journal-World during a recent interview. “I set more goals and focused on that and worked really hard to achieve them. That was my mindset coming into this year — try to do the most work I’ve ever put in. I got after it, and here we are today.”
The series, which will take place Dec. 10, 2017 in Allen Fieldhouse and Dec. 22, 2018 at Arizona State, was announced by both schools, KU on Twitter and ASU via its web site.
And not only are the Jayhawks good to make the tournament every season, but they’re getting a terrific seed almost annually. Since 1990, KU has been seeded No. 2 on average. Kansas has been seeded worse than fourth just twice! Jayhawks fans talk in hushed tones about the dark ages: 1998-2000. A No. 8 seed. Shudder.
Even though there’s no drama at the top of the conference standings, there’s still plenty to monitor on the final day of regular season play in the Big 12.
After leaving her mark in the league this season, redshirt junior guard Jessica Washington became the first Kansas Jayhawk to be named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, as announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon.
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While Currie’s hiring has been praised by some, mostly on the national scene, many closer to UT object to the hiring. Currie had a tenuous relationship with some UT coaches and boosters when he was an assistant athletic director at Tennessee.
“Just a fantastic pass,” Michigan coach John Beilein said of the final sequence. “Reminds me of Christian Laettner.”