Ranking Kansas Basketball’s NCAA Tournament losses under Bill Self- Part 1

The Kansas Jayhawks won the 2008 National Championship under head coach Bill Self. Self has been to the tournament in each of his 14 years with the Jayhawks, which means that Kansas has lost 13 times in the NCAA Tournament during his tenure as coach. Today I am ranking the losses by using four different categories: shock value, what could have been if Kansas had won the game (I will...
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5 biggest takeaways from Saturday’s Elite Eight action

Saturday’s games marked the first which featured a truly brighter spotlight for the teams playing.The Elite Eight, unlike the three rounds prior, only has one game played and televised at each interval. The entire college basketball world first focused its attention on San Jose, and then to Kansas City to see two teams advance to the Final Four.Under a brighter light, flaws and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Lawrence Police trolls Kansas after upset loss to Oregon

Lawrence Police trolled Kansas after the Jayhawks were upset by Oregon in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.The Jayhawks were a No. 1 seed in the tourney and had been destroying opponents, yet they went cold against the Ducks’ tough interior defense and lost 74-60.Lawrence Police, which is the city where KU is located, sent this tweet: That is harsh and unnecessary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Oregon headed to first Final Four in 78 years as Jordan Bell & Tyler Dorsey dominate Kansas

While everyone knew the No. 3-seeded Oregon Ducks were a terrific team, the No. 1-seeded Kansas Jayhawks entered Saturday night’s Elite Eight contest as the clear favorite after they absolutely annihilated Purdue 98-66 in the Sweet 16. Most experts even considered Kansas to be the best team remaining in the tournament. And then factor in that Saturday night’s game was in Kansas...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Self says Jayhawks' Jackson will play in NCAA tourney

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas coach Bill Self had a two-word response when asked Monday whether star freshman Josh Jackson would miss NCAA Tournament games for a lingering off-the-court issue involving a member of the women's basketball team. The first word began with the letter H. The second word was "No." "That answered your question," Self said. Self suspended Jackson for the quarterfinal...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Brad Underwood texted Bill Self to remind him Gallagher-Iba Arena is sold out for Saturday’s game

Gallagher-Iba Arena is already sold out for Saturday’s tilt between Oklahoma State and No. 1 Kansas, and Cowboys coach Brad Underwood texted Bill Self to inform him — you know, just because he’s a good colleague and wants his opponent to be prepared. “I know it’s sold out,” Self told media Thursday. “Underwood texted me this morning to remind me it’s sold out....
Via The Comeback
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Self: Carlton Bragg suspension unrelated to ongoing rape investigation

The abrupt suspension of Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. is not related to an ongoing investigation of an alleged rape that took place in the men’s basketball team dorm, according to coach Bill Self. Bragg was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules that, according to coach Bill Self, is “not connected to the alleged incident in McCarthy Hall on Dec. 17th,” via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas' Self: No reason for player discipline during campus rape probe

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas coach Bill Self says a police investigation of an alleged rape at his team's dorm has given him no reason yet to discipline anyone as the second-ranked Jayhawks prepare to play at No. 4 Kentucky. Self on Thursday publicly acknowledged the investigation of the alleged sexual attack last month of a 16-year-old girl at McCarthy Hall has become a "major distraction...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

KU F Carlton Bragg’s suspension over as girlfriend charged for battery

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg had a battery charge against him dropped on Wednesday, while prosecutors will instead charge his girlfriend with battery after video showed she was the aggressor in an incident between them. Bragg, a sophomore, had been suspended indefinitely as authorities investigated a claim from his girlfriend saying the ballplayer struck her and pushed her down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Self: ‘No way’ I’d leave Kansas for the NBA right now

Normally, when there’s talk of a college coach jumping ship to the NBA, it’s John Calipari as the name that fills the rumor mill. Currently, there are no NBA head coach vacancies, and Kansas head coach Bill Self is pleased with that. A few weeks ago, Self’s name was linked with the Houston Rockets, who of course went on to hire Mike D’Antoni. What does Self think of that...
Via The Comeback
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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