April 1, 2012
The Times' Chris Dufresne talks to Cinesport's Noah Coslov about the victories for Kentucky and Kansas in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday in New Orleans. Among Dufresne's observations: Kentucky proved in its 69-61 victory over Louisville that the Wildcats are the team to beat. Biggest reason: Anthony Davis, who had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in the victory. Kansas has yet to put together a full 40 minutes of solid play, yet the Jayhawks had plenty of talent to overcome a 13-point deficit in beating Ohio State, 64-62.
March 31, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS -- Saturday's first Final Four game had all the hype, but the second game stole the night. Ohio State and Kansas was billed as the second-fiddle showdown of second-seeded schools in the second game of the NCAA tournament's double-header. The teams, though, certainly didn't take a back bench. As jubilant Kentucky fans watched to scout Monday's opponent, Kansas rallied to defeat Ohio State, 64-62, before a thoroughly entertained Superdome crowd of 73,361.
March 12, 2012 |
A look at the top four seeded teams 1. North Carolina. The Tar Heels are vying for their third NCAA title under Coach Roy Williams. North Carolina lost to Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title game. 2. Kansas. The Jayhawks, a loser to Baylor in the Big 12 Conference tournament semifinals, could go a long way if they avoid NCAA tournament upsets that have plagued them. 3. Georgetown. The Hoyas moved past an ugly on-court brawl in China during an August exhibition and earned the No. 3 seed despite a double overtime loss to Cincinnati in Big East tournament.
December 22, 2011 |
USC aimed to grind another ranked team down Thursday and emerge from a low-scoring dust-up with an upset win, just as it had before. Problem was, USC lacked the tools this time, especially against No. 12 Kansas, which played, well, like Kansas. The Jayhawks bounced back from an upset loss to Davidson on Monday and polished off USC, 63-47, before a season-high 6,431 at the Galen Center. "I think the stage was as little bit too big for our young guys, and they reacted to it," USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said.
December 21, 2011 |
USC tonight VS. KANSAS Where: Galen Center. When: 8. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Records: USC 5-7, Kansas 7-3. Records vs. opponent: Kansas leads all-time, 10-5. Update: USC has played Kansas three times since the 2007 season, losing each one by 10 points or fewer. Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor, who averages 15.8 points a game, had arthroscopic knee surgery Dec. 11. He returned eight days later to score 15 points in the Jayhawks' 80-74 loss to Davidson.
December 20, 2011 |
USC next vs. No. 12 Kansas, Thursday at the Galen Center, 8 p.m. TV: FSN. — USC has played Kansas three times since 2007, losing each time. The Jayhawks are led in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.4) by junior forward Thomas Robinson.
November 22, 2011 |
Reporting from Lahaina, Hawaii — For the first time this season, UCLA did not have a player sitting out because of disciplinary issues. And still, the Bruins lacked restraint. Starters Lazeric Jones and Travis Wear continued to take — and miss — shots and center Joshua Smith kept on chugging up the court in a foul-plagued cameo, dropping UCLA in a 20-point hole early in the second half against No. 14 Kansas. The Bruins nearly climbed all the way out behind an inspired effort from guards Jerime Anderson and Tyler Lamb before falling short in a 72-56 loss to the Jayhawks on Tuesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center in a Maui Invitational semifinal.
April 7, 2011 |
Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are skipping their senior seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks, choosing instead to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft. The forwards from Philadelphia led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots this season, when the Jayhawks went 35-3, won the Big 12 Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA tournament regional finals as a No. 1-seeded team. The Morris brothers announced their intentions Thursday through Rival Sports Group and agent Tony Dutt , who will represent them during the draft and contract negotiations.
March 16, 2011 |
Call it the audacity of chalk. President Obama's NCAA bracket is conspicuously devoid of upsets, with all of the top seeds in the college basketball championship advancing to the Final Four. Three of those four No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Pittsburgh and Ohio State -- also just so happen to hail from swing states Obama hopes to carry again in 2012. But the president ultimately picks the team from a deeply red state, Kansas, to win it all, defeating Ohio State in the championship game. "I think that Kansas has more firepower," Obama said of the pick.
March 13, 2011 |
Top-seeded teams No. 1 Kansas: The Jayhawks are making their 22nd consecutive NCAA tournament appearance ? the longest active streak in the nation ? after winning their seventh straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and the conference tournament for the fourth time in five years. Yet, both UCLA (77-76) and USC (70-68) nearly beat Kansas in Lawrence in December. No. 2 Notre Dame: A loss to Louisville in a Big East Conference tournament semifinal probably cost the Fighting Irish a No. 1 seeding.