ITP: Kansas makes third straight Elite Eight by beating Clemson

That’s three Elite Eights in a row for the Jayhawks, who beat Clemson but now await a titanic matchup with The post ITP: Kansas makes third straight Elite Eight by beating Clemson appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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10 hours ago

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 3.24.2018

Good luck paying me back on your zero dollar a year salary plus benefits, babe! Kansas News Still Dancin': Azubuike leads Jayhawks to third straight Elite Eight appearance | KUsports.comThanks to a strong start and a hold-on-for-dear-life finish on Friday night, top-seeded Kansas knocked off No. 5 seed Clemson 80-76 at the three-ACC-school regional semifinals at CenturyLink Center...
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14 hours ago

Kansas advances to third-straight Elite Eight

With all the craziness of this year’s NCAA Tournament, Kansas remains. Not only that, but they are headed to their third consecutive Elite Eight. And now they get to take on Duke. But that’s not all. The Jayhawks might not be favorites to win the whole thing, but they have to be close. After all, few top teams remain. And while there’s plenty to like about our Elite Eight matchups...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bluebloods Kansas, Duke square off with Final Four at stake

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a tournament defined by unpredictability, there will finally be a regional final that makes sense. No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Duke will square off in the Midwest final Sunday for the last spot in the Final Four — and the stakes are huge even by Elite Eight standards. Mike Krzyzewski is looking to break UCLA legend John Wooden’s record of 12 Final Four appearances...
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18 hours ago

Six biggest takeaways from Friday’s Sweet Sixteen games

The Elite Eight is set and we’re just seven games away from crowning a champion. College basketball is coming down to the wire, with a few more tricks up its sleeve. The Sweet Sixteen offered a litany of competitive games, yet the Elite Eight offers something more special – four games that lead to the semifinals in San Antonio.The NCAA Tournament can feel chaotic, but this late in...
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Kansas vs Duke Quick Primer

Jayhawks take on Blue Devils for a spot in the Final Four. Following KU’s 80-76 win over Clemson on Friday night, Duke knocked off Syracuse by a 69-65 score. Here’s a quick snapshot of how the two teams stack up. Duke is one of those vaunted KenPom top-20 offensive and defensive teams; not only that, but they are in the top-10 of both categories. Additionally, Duke is...
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22 hours ago

Kansas vs. Duke highlights Elite Eight

Let’s cut right to it: Friday night’s contests were decidedly more normal than Thursday’s. But what does that mean going forward? Well for starters, we get to see Duke take on Kansas in the Elite Eight.But Duke and Kansas aren’t the only promising teams closing in on the national championship. Here’s the rest of the slate. We are guaranteed to get either a No. 9 or No. 11 in the...
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March Madness 2018: Kansas is elite again, but that's never enough for Jayhawks

Kansas is in the Elite Eight. Again. Credit the imagination of Bill Self and what some would call the most exceptional coaching effort of his career.
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1 day ago

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson

OMAHA, Neb. — No crazy comeback story here. Top-seeded Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, withstanding a wild comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for a too-close-for-comfort, 80-76 victory on Friday. Malik Newman led the Jayhawks (30-7) with 17 points in a one-time runaway that got much closer and, quite frankly, won’t mean much if KU can’t finish...
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1 day ago

2018 NCAA Tournament: Bill Self on cusp of his best coaching job with not-at-all-soft Kansas

The Jayhawks showed their grit in an 80-76 victory vs. Clemson
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1 day ago

Kansas holds off Clemson, 80-76

Jayhawks advance to the Elite 8 in Omaha. KU continues to dance as the Jayhawks held off a huge second half Clemson rally and pulled out an 80-76 victory in the Sweet 16. The Jayhawks would open up the game with an 11-4 run to start, capped by a Malik Newman layup with 15:37 to go until the half. Clemson would scrape back into it, though, pulling to within 20-19 on a Mark Donnal...
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1 day ago

KU Predictions: Clemson

Our experts tell you how tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup is going to go. It’s the Sweet 16, and things have pretty much gone to plan so far for the Kansas Jayhawks. Tonight, they face the Clemson Tigers for the right to go to the Elite Eight. But this tournament has been one of true madness, so can KU avoid being yet another upset? Fizzle406: You can’t take any games lightly at this...
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1 day ago

Chalk time: Blue bloods Kansas, ‘Nova, Duke interrupt upsets

We interrupt this March for underdogs with a reality check from some of college basketball’s blue bloods. Kansas, Villanova and Duke are still alive in the NCAA Tournament, ready to tilt the bracket back toward the favorites. Call Friday the exception to what has been an extraordinarily-maddening, upset-laden March. One that showcased three powerhouse teams, each good enough to be...
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1 day ago

Sanity check: Kansas holds on for 80-76 win over Clemson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the third year in a row, Kansas made it through the Sweet 16 — although not before Clemson tried its hardest to add another wild chapter to an already unbelievable tournament. The top-seeded Jayhawks brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity of this March, withstanding a ferocious rally by fifth-seeded Clemson on Friday for a too-close-for-comfort,...
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1 day ago

Big 12 Baseball Weekend Preview: March 23-25

Kansas (13-8, 0-3 in Big 12) at Baylor (11-7, 2-1 in Big 12) Game 1: 6:35 p.m. CT Friday on Fox College Sports Game 2: 2:05 p.m. CT Saturday on Fox Sports Southwest + Game 3: 1:05 p.m. CT Sunday on Fox Sports Southwest Away Radio: Kansas Jayhawks app Home Radio: 101.3 FM in Waco […]
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1 day ago

All About Clemson

It’s Jayhawks vs orange Tigers in the Sweet 16. One of the cool things about the NCAA Tournament is running into school that you don’t play very often, or, in this case, have never played. Consequently, how much do you really know about Clemson? Let’s find out. Minutae Location: Clemson, SC Located in the western corner of South Carolina, Clemson is located less than 30 miles...
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1 day ago

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 3.23.18

Sixteen candles make a lovely sight If Kansas continues to shoot the ball the way they have, there may not be a team in the field that can keep up. Bill Self’s record in First Round, Sweet 16, and Final Four games is a testament to his experience, determination, and preparation. Clemson center Elijah Thomas says playing in the ACC has prepared him to face off against a player like...
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1 day ago

Malik Newman is Kansas Basketball’s X-Factor

The Kansas Jayhawks have won five games in a row dating back to the Big 12 Tournament. Their best player during this recent stretch was not senior leader Devonte’ Graham. It was not senior guard and second-leading scorer Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, either. In March, the Jayhawks’ best player has been Malik Newman. Before the season started, fans did not know what the team would get out...
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David Beaty elevates Cassius Sendish from GA to Kansas safeties coach

It didn’t take long nor did David Beaty have to look far for Kansas’ new safeties coach. The school confirmed on Thursday morning that graduate assistant Cassius Sendish, a former Jayhawks team captain and defensive back, would be taking over as the team’s new safeties coach to complete the staff for 2018. “I am honored and proud to
Via College Football Talk
2 days ago

Monday (Thursday) Notebook: Sweet 16 Picks!

1. The Jayhawks get by Seton Hall to advance to the Sweet Sixteen KU defeated the Seton Hall Pirates, 83-79, The post Monday (Thursday) Notebook: Sweet 16 Picks! appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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2 days ago

Kansas' Azubuike to return without restrictions

Kansas' Udoka Azubuike, who has played just 25 combined minutes in the first two NCAA tournament games, will not have a minutes restriction versus Clemson in the Sweet 16.
2 days ago

Billboard bashing Kansas football program taken down

A billboard bashing the horrendous football program at the University of Kansas went up in Topeka this week, but the message was not displayed for very long.On Wednesday, the person behind the billboard wrote on Reddit that the billboard was pulled by the advertising company within 24 hours. A full refund was issued, and there are rumblings that Kansas’ athletic department was behind...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 3.22.18

Crazy, but that’s how it goes Bill Self says Udoka Azubuike is back at full speed and that the Jayhawks as a team are healthier than they’ve been in a long time. Lagerald Vick’s mom says her son told her the Jayhawks were going to win the national title this year. Interesting read by Sam Mellinger at the KC Star, who dives into the divulgence of KU and K-State’s basketball paths...
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2 days ago

Top-seeded Kansas faces Clemson, Duke gets ‘Cuse in Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Everything seems to be in place yet again for Kansas, which for the second straight year needs just two wins — in a gym that its rabid fans can reach in less than half a day’s drive — to make it to the Final Four. It didn’t work for the Jayhawks a year ago, though, and winning this year’s Midwest Region could be an even bigger challenge. Top-seeded Kansas (29-7...
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2 days ago

Billboard bashing Kansas football goes up in Topeka

Kansas football has been one of the worst programs in the country for the better part of the last decade, and Jayhawks fans are becoming more animated in expressing their disgust over it.Earlier this week, a billboard went up in Topeka bashing Kansas football and highlighting a quote from ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, who called the program “the most incompetent thing I’ve seen in major...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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