Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/16/12
OMAHA, Neb. -- Bill Self knows better than most that matchups dictate success in the NCAA tournament. The coach of second-seeded Kansas led his team to the top line of the bracket the past two seasons, only to run into mid-major wonders -- Northern Iowa as the top overall seed two years ago and VCU last season -- that created agonizing matchup problems for the Jayhawks. Well, Kansas appears to have the matchup advantage this time. His name is Thomas Robinson. The bruising 6-foot-8 forward is on the short list for every national player of the year award. He averages a double-double every time he steps on the floor, and he's been at his best against ranked opponents, averaging nearly 20 points and better than 12 rebounds. In short, he's a nightmare for Ray McCallum. "They have a guy who may be the player of the year," the Detroit coach said. It will be up to McCallum to figure out a way to slow down Robinson when the No. 15 seed Titans meet the Jayhawks in the second round of t...
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