ST. LOUIS (AP) Tyshawn Taylor and the rest of the Kansas Jayhawks know better than to focus on seeds this time of year. Especially when it comes to those nasty No. 11s.
It was exactly one year ago that their bracket seemed to be opening up nicely for another Final Four run. The fourth and fifth seeds in their region went down in the second round, and the second and third quickly followed them out. That left VCU standing in the top-seeded Jayhawks' way.
The scrappy No. 11 seeds wound up advancing to Houston.
Kansas wound up heading home.
"I've been saying all along, seeds don't matter at this point," Taylor said Thursday, on the eve of the second-seeded Jayhawks' Midwest Regional semifinal against No. 11 seed North Carolina State.
"That team is capable of being a three or four seed," Taylor added. "They didn't have the best out-of-conference record, or even conference, but they're a good team and they won some big games. It's going to be a tough challenge for us. They're going t...