Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 3/18/13
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Every time that Kansas coach Bill Self sends his starting five onto the court, an argument could be made that he's playing with the exception rather than the rule. The Jayhawks, in an era of freshman phenoms and one-and-done superstars, start four seniors. Sure, they also have a star freshman in Ben McLemore, but it's been the veteran poise of Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford and Kevin Young that allowed the Jayhawks to go 29-5 this season, win the Big 12 title and earn the No. 1 seed in the South Region of the NCAA tournament. All four were key contributors last season, when the Jayhawks made a surprising run to the national title game, giving them the kind of experience rarely found anywhere else these days. "We've got four seniors that all play a big part," Young said of the Jayhawks, who open Friday against Western Kentucky. "We all constantly remind each other how much we have to work, during the game, and when we're on timeouts. I think we'r...
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