Posted March 10, 2012 on
From the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Erin Hartigan joins Phog.net's Aaron Cedeno to dissect the Jayhawks' 81-72 semifinal fall to Baylor Friday night, and evaluate what lies ahead for Bill Self and crew.
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When adidas unveiled updated Baylor basketball uniforms earlier this week that decided to go the fluorescent route, many people probably didn’t know what to think. Were they radioactive? Were they glow-in-the-dark? Were they made of Aggro Crag? No, they were just really bright neon green. Reaction was understandably mixed, and Kansas coach Bill Self found himself as one of the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. This is their home.
The Sprint Center looks more like an NBA palace than a college basketball landmark. And third-ranked Kansas' campus is located 45 minutes to the west. But the Jayhawks consider this event and this arena their territory, and their March dominance in this setting suggests their Big 12 tournament reign will not end without a fight.
Bill Self doesn't expect Kansas to be named a No. 1 seed when the tournament field is announced Sunday.
Strange as it sounds, of all the higher seeds in this years field, Kansas just might be the most unlikeliest of all, based on preseason expectations.
Most observers rate this Jayhawks team as Bill Selfs best single-season coaching job. On a resume that includes eight straight Big 12 titles, and a national championship, thats saying something.
Its also something of a backhanded...
Most players coming off a 26-point game would be chomping at the bit to repeat such a prolific scoring effort. But that's not Elijah Johnson. A night after his white-hot shooting helped push the Kansas Jayhawks past the Texas A&M Aggies in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, he's just focused on doing whatever it takes to get the next win.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Behind a career high 26 points from Elijah Johnson, the Kansas Jayhawks opened their 2012 Big 12 Tournament in emphatic fashion, dropping the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday afternoon - setting up a Friday night semi-final tilt with the No. 11 Baylor Bears.
Kansas coach Bill Self would love nothing more than to reprise two epic regular-season games against bitter rival Missouri this weekend. The reason is quite simple.
''That means we win tomorrow,'' he said. ''We got our hands full big-time tomorrow.''
The third-ranked Jayhawks cruised into the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament with...
Thus far, the Kansas Jayhawks have exceeded pre-season expectations through a combination of talent, team chemistry and the strong defense characteristic of Bill Self's team. Despite what they've achieved, however, this team is hungry for more - and the journey toward their next goal begins today at 2 p.m.
With the selection show come and gone, the brackets hot off the presses, the headlong rush toward the Big Dance can begin in earnest. This year, Kansas fans would do well to follow the advice Head Coach Bill Self bestowed upon them before the season even began, and continue enjoying the remarkable ride the 2011-2012 season has been.
Kansas received a favorable draw in the NCAA tournament after slipping to a No. 2 seed, and will open against No. 15 seed Detroit just a few hours' drive from its campus.
The Jayhawks (27-6) likely slipped off the top line of the bracket when they lost to Baylor in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament. They received quite the consolation prize of playing their first two games...
For those of you that have followed Illinois’s disappointing season, this should be no surprise. After leading Illinois to the Sweet Sixteen and the NCAA championship game in his first two years, Weber’s Illini have been on steady decline that finally hit rock bottom this season when the Illini lost 12 out of their last 14 games. And then followed that up by being bounced out...