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Sunday On The Deck

As the elder statesmen of this new BP Kansas City crew, it seems appropriate that I will be offering a regular Sunday morning column – or fairly regular as I tend to be unreliable.  At any rate, this will be something of a tidbit, hodge-podge, potpurri, random opinion collection of musing:  most of which will have to do with baseball.  At least a few times, I will actually write...
Via BP Kansas City
March 27, 2016

TIPPING OFF: Big 12 can't match ACC

The Big 12 lost its shot at landing two teams in the Final Four when Villanova beat overall No. 1 seed Kansas. Oklahoma did its part earlier Saturday, beating Oregon in the Elite Eight. The Atlantic Coast Conference, on the other hand, has guaranteed itself two of the Final Four teams before the final legs of the Elite Eight even begin. Sunday's ACC mini-tournament will pit Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova upsets top-seeded Kansas 64-59 in South final

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kris Jenkins made two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining, Jalen Brunson added two more with 3.5 seconds left and second-seeded Villanova upset top-seeded Kansas 64-59 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament South Region final to reach the Final Four. Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart each made big steals in the final minute to help the Wildcats (33-5) pull...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Stands Up For Bill Self, Kansas

Kansas fell to Villanova Saturday night, which means that for the fourth straight year, the Jayhawks will not be playing in the Final Four. While KU had an incredible year, there are many – especially on social media – who think that Bill Self’s team underachieved. Self himself is also facing criticism because he now has a 2-6 record in Elite Eight contests. It doesn’t look...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova edges No. 1 overall seed Kansas to advance to Final Four

The Villanova Wildcats beat the No. 1 overall seed Kansas Jayhawks 64-59 on Saturday night, advancing to face the Oklahoma Sooners in the Final Four.More to come.
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kansas takes lead behind Ellis, Graham

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament regional finals between Oregon and Oklahoma in Anaheim, California, and Kansas and Villanova in Louisville, Kentucky (all times Eastern): 10:19 p.m. Perry Ellis' first basket of the game gave Kansas the lead and Devonte Graham nailed a 3 to make it 40-36 for the Jayhawks with 12:56 left in the second half. Villanova is having problems finding the...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kansas coach Bill Self goes to Ellis early

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament regional finals between Oregon and Oklahoma in Anaheim, California, and Kansas and Villanova in Louisville, Kentucky (all times Eastern): 10:00 p.m. Kansas coach Bill Self lamented his team's turnovers and said the Jayhawks planned to go to Perry Ellis early in the second half during an interview at halftime with CBS. He delivered on the promise...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas mainstay guard Perry Ellis the butt of viral internet joke

Perry Ellis not only looks old, it also feels as though he's been at Kansas forever. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been a top player on a high-profile team since your freshman year. Well Perry Ellis’ looks and old age are not lost on college basketball fans. Not at all. With Kansas playing Villanova in the Elite Eight on Saturday, the jokes and memes about Perry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield tells fans Sooners are a lock to win March Madness

Oklahoma just became the first team to clinch a Final Four berth, controlling Oregon from start-to-finish for an 80-68 win. Senior star Buddy Hield led the way, as usual, pouring in 37 points on 13-of-20 shooting, including 8-of-13 beyond-the-arc.  After the game, Hield had an on-camera message for Sooners fans, saying that they better be at the Final Four, because “we’re going...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas vs. Villanova: Preview and Prediction

The Jayhawks have the opportunity to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2012. Standing in their path? One of the hottest teams in college basketball. What does Kansas need to do... The post Kansas vs. Villanova: Preview and Prediction appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Are Kansas and Virginia on a crash course to the NCAA title game?

Nothing is as it seems in the NCAA tournament and, as those who picked Michigan State can attest, you might as well spin a roulette wheel to to pick you title teams. But an objective look at the 56 games played in the tournament (yes, only seven are left - so depressing) brings us to one incontrovertible fact: Kansas and Virginia are playing the best basketball right now, the only...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas-Villanova is a 'heavyweight matchup'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Though the NCAA Tournament is something of a spring ritual for Kansas and Villanova, their recent visits have been cut short.So Saturday night's Elite Eight appearance might have a new feel to it for both schools.Kansas, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, is making its first Elite Eight appearance since 2012, when the Jayhawks reached the NCAA championship game...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova-Kansas Preview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Though the NCAA Tournament is something of a spring ritual for Kansas and Villanova, their recent visits have been cut short. So Saturday night's Elite Eight appearance might have a new feel to it for both schools. Kansas, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, is making its first Elite Eight appearance since 2012, when the Jayhawks reached the NCAA championship...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2 Villanova set for Elite 8 showdown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Though the NCAA Tournament is something of a spring ritual for Kansas and Villanova, their recent visits have been cut short. So Saturday night's Elite Eight appearance might have a new feel to it for both schools. Kansas, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, is making its first Elite Eight appearance since 2012, when the Jayhawks reached the NCAA championship...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Can the Kansas Jayhawks Cruise to the Final Four?

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks are back in familiar territory as the team continues its deep run into March. The Jayhawks moved past the Maryland Terrapins 79-63 and are one win away against the Villanova Wildcats for a trip to Houston for the Final Four. Senior forward Jamari Traylor credits the team’s work ethic off the court for their success on the court. “We know what...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

What a Second NCAA Title would do for Bill Self’s Legacy

Bill Self is a future Hall-of-Famer, and there’s no denying it. Self has built quite the reputation of success at Kansas. He has accomplished the illustrious landmark of 12 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles (which... The post What a Second NCAA Title would do for Bill Self’s Legacy appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

ITP: KU Advances to the Elite Eight

The Jayhawks ran their winning streak to 17 straight games on Thursday night, defeating the Maryland Terrapins to move into the Elite Eight for the first time in four years. *LINK to podcast for mobile... The post ITP: KU Advances to the Elite Eight appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas vs. Villanova – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Prediction

Neither Kansas nor Villanova faced much of a test in the second half of their Sweet 16 games Thursday night, with the Jayhawks and the Wildcats both comfortably winning by double-digits.  Hopefully for us, Saturday’s game is better.  The No. 1-seeded Jayhawks and No. 2-seeded Wildcats are set to square off in the Elite Eight in Louisville, Ky. with a spot in the Final Four on...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 5 Maryland outworked by top-seeded Kansas in Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Maryland seemed to be playing the style and pace it wanted against Kansas, a strategy that had the top-seeded Jayhawks playing catch-up for much of the first half. The Terrapins just couldn't sustain that effort after halftime and were never a factor in a season-ending 79-63 loss in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal. Trailing just 36-34 at halftime...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jayhawks advance to Elite 8 with 79-63 win over Maryland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Perry Ellis scored 27 points to match a season high, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The win put the Jayhawks back into the Elite 8 for the first time since 2012.It took time for the Jayhawks (33-4) to get going, but once they finally seized the lead...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Kansas cruises into Elite Eight with win over Maryland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Perry Ellis scored 27 points, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The win put the Jayhawks back into the Elite 8 for the first time since 2012.It took time for the Jayhawks (33-4) to get going, but once they finally seized the lead late in the first...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Mason Is The Talk Of Twitter After Laying In Meaningless Buzzer-Beater vs. Maryland

Kansas knocked off Maryland Thursday night, 79-63, to move on to its first Elite Eight since 2012. But the post-game chatter on Twitter doesn’t just revolve around KU’s accomplishment. No – fans want to know why the heck star guard Frank Mason III hit a meaningless layup as time expired. The shot, which had to be reviewed, didn’t affect betting lines or any kind of over/under...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas 79, Maryland 63: Jayhawks to the Elite Eight

Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden helped the Jayhawks through a tough first half, and after the offense finally broke out after halftime, Kansas won its 17th straight game and advanced to the Elite Eight. In a rough... The post Kansas 79, Maryland 63: Jayhawks to the Elite Eight appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Kansas tops No. 5 Maryland 79-63 in South Region

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Perry Ellis scored 27 points, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The win put the Jayhawks back into the Elite 8 for the first time since 2012. It took time for the Jayhawks (33-4) to get going, but once they finally seized the lead late in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wayne Selden taunts Maryland after 3-pointer

The Kansas Jayhawks put together a dominant performance Thursday night, knocking off Maryland 79-63 to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since 2012. At least one KU player had no problem making it known just how well he was playing, too. Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr., after nailing a 3-pointer in the second half to extend his team’s lead to five, taunted the Terrapins,...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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