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100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 2)

The 2015-16 Kansas Jayhawks followed up a tremendously successful regular season with a deep NCAA tournament run. Ultimately, the ride ended just shy of a coveted Final Four appearance, but KU’s overall year should be thought... The post 100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 2) appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cheick Diallo to enter NBA Draft

Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo will submit his name for the upcoming NBA Draft, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Per Charania, Diallo has not hired an agent but has told coach Bill Self of his intention to leave school and hire an agent after the NBA Scouting Combine in May. I’m sorry, but this is just a terrible decision on Diallo’s part. Though he came to...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 1)

The 2015-16 Kansas Jayhawks followed up a tremendously successful regular season with a deep NCAA tournament run. Ultimately, the ride ended just shy of a coveted Final Four appearance, but KU’s overall year should be thought... The post 100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 1) appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

ITP: Jayhawks Lose to Villanova in the Elite Eight

*LINK to podcast for mobile listeners* The Jayhawks’ brilliant season came to a sudden close on Saturday night with a loss to No. 2-seed Villanova in the Elite Eight. A bid for Kansas’ first Final... The post ITP: Jayhawks Lose to Villanova in the Elite Eight appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Season Ends in the Elite Eight: What Went Wrong?

On Saturday night, the Kansas Jayhawks’ terrific season ended one stop short of Houston with a 64-59 loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight. It was an ending that few fans saw coming, but the... The post Kansas’ Season Ends in the Elite Eight: What Went Wrong? appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Police department in Kansas sends funny tweet after loss

Kansas lost to Villanova in the Elite Eight Saturday night, crushing the hopes and dreams of thousands of Jayhawks fans across the state. The Lawrence Police Department apparently doesn’t want to deal with the aftermath. Minutes after the loss, the department’s official Twitter account posted a clever note about the Wildcats “ripping” KU fans’ hearts out of their chests...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas Senior Evan Manning Posts Heartfelt Thank You To Jayhawks Fans

Kansas didn’t finish the season the way it wanted to, but the Jayhawks, winners of both the Big 12 regular season and the league’s tournament, still had an incredible run. Sunday, one of the team’s reserves took to Twitter with a heartfelt post to fans about his four years with the program. Evan Manning – son of Kansas great Danny Manning – posted a long note, calling it...
Via College Spun
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

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.
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March 26, 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

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

When Was The Last Time Kansas Made The Final Four?

The Kansas Jayhawks are playing in their 45th NCAA Tournament this year. One of the most tradition-rich programs in the country, KU has reached 14 Final Fours and won three national championships.  Kansas’ most recent national title came in 2008, but the program has made it back to the Final Four since then. In 2012, the second-seed Jayhawks won the Midwest Region, beating No...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: Kansas, Other Top Seeds Favored In Sweet 16 Action

A pair of No. 1 seeds will hit the court on the first day of Sweet 16 action, including the Kansas Jayhawks, who will look for their 17th consecutive win when they battle the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night as seven-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Jayhawks entered the tournament as the top seed in the South Region and have maintained...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Competition is about to get much tougher for Jayhawks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kansas played like the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with two decisive wins to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years.The Jayhawks extended their winning streak to 16 games and look to continue that momentum as the competition is expected to get much tougher. Next up is No. 5 seed Maryland in Thursday night's South Region semifinal, and...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Kansas Jayhawks’ path to the Final Four

When Kansas takes the floor Thursday night against the Maryland Terrapins, it will do so on the heels of a 16-game winning streak and as the tournament’s number one overall seed. The Jayhawks’ recent success... The post The Kansas Jayhawks’ path to the Final Four appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas Tops Cinderella-Free NCAA Tournament Odds

Special to Outkick The Coverage from OddsShark.com There is no Cinderella team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament this year, since the only double-digit seeds left are a pair of historical basketball powers in Gonzaga and Syracuse. That leaves the top storylines for the Big Dance in the hands of the favorites, with the Kansas Jayhawks the +350 chalk to walk away with the tournament...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas vs. Maryland – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@BSGoodman The Kansas Jayhawks, the overall No. 1 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, have looked dominant in their two games thus far – taking down Austin Peay with ease and holding off UConn. But in the Sweet 16, they’ll have their hands full with a Maryland squad full of next-level talent. The Terrapins, who many believe are underseeded, survived upset bids from...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas 73, UConn 61: Jayhawks advance to Sweet Sixteen

For the first time since 2013, Kansas is going to the Sweet Sixteen. Three years without a second-weekend NCAA tournament stint is an eternity for a blueblood program like the Jayhawks, who were bounced prematurely in... The post Kansas 73, UConn 61: Jayhawks advance to Sweet Sixteen appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Tyler Self knocks down half-court shot off a bounce

After taking care of business on Thursday against Austin Peay, the Kansas Jayhawks decided to have a little bit of fun at practice on Friday. Junior guard Tyler Self, the son of head coach Bill Self, decided to give his shot at taking half-court shots. But he tried them with a twist. You see, Self decided to bounce the ball just shy of the basket with the hopes of it going in. Or...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas fans rally for donations to worthy cause following blowout win in tournament

Sometimes sports can inspire good deeds and intentions off the court. Such seems to be the case with this year’s NCAA tournament. Kansas figured to be a big favorite and winner against Austin Peay in the first round of the tournament, and the Jayhawks were overwhelming against the Governors in a 105-79 victory on Thursday. With the game figured to be a total mismatch, Kansas head...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 1 seed Kansas gets career high from unexpected hero in opener

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kansas earned the top overall seed for the NCAA Tournament without getting much of anything from Svi Mykhailiuk.If the Ukranian guard steps up, look out.Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Perry Ellis had 21, leading the Jayhawks to a 105-79 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday.Landen Lucas added 16 points for the Jayhawks (31-4...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas vs. UConn – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

YouTube/Kansas Athletics Two of college basketball’s top programs will face off for the right to head to the Sweet 16. The Kansas Jayhawks won their opening game against Austin Peay 105-79, and will face upstart nine seed UConn. The Huskies knocked off Colorado 74-67. The winner will head to the South Regional in Louisville. Even considering the opponent, Kansas was incredibly...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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