NEW ORLEANS -- Down 13 on five different occasions in the first half on Saturday, Bill Self appeared to be on a path to his first loss in the Final Four. An 11-of-30 shooting performance in the opening 20 minutes usually doesn't equate to a national semifinal victory over a team as talented as Ohio State.
But as they've done several times this year, Self's second-seeded Kansas Jayhawks saved their best for the final 10 minutes, erasing a 9-point halftime deficit to stun the Buckeyes , 64-62, in front of 73,361 at the Superdome.
"That's just been our whole thing all year, coming back from being down," Kansas star forward Thomas Robinson said. "I don't like doing it, but for some reason my team is pretty good when we're down."
The Jayhawks were down by as many as 10 in the second half against Purdue in the third round of this year's NCAA Tournament before rallying for 63-60 victory.
Saturday night was similar. With a shot at playing top-seeded Kentucky for a national championship ...