Kansas University sophomore Thomas Robinson grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to go with his 12 points.
The edict from Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self to his players in preparation for Friday night’s Southwest regional semifinal game against Richmond was twofold: 1. No layups off back-door cuts; 2. No three-pointers.
Richmond coach Chris Mooney called three timeouts during the first 15 minutes Friday. None curbed the bleeding.
In the moments following Richmond’s 77-57 loss to Kansas University in the Sweet 16 at the Alamodome on Friday night, a media-relations official informed Richmond senior Kevin Smith that he had to stick around the locker room until 8:52 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Josh Selby didn’t think he ever could get as riled up as teammate Markieff Morris was during the team’s huddle right before KU’s game against Richmond on Friday.
"I was very pleased with our bench," said KU coach Bill Self referring to a 12 point and 14 rebound performance by Thomas Robinson and 9 points off the bench for Josh Selby.
Kansas forward Markieff Morris said the Jayhawks want to play every game like it's their last after KU's 77-57 win over Richmond on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Fans enjoyed the sunshine and sounds of the Jayhawk faithful during a pre-game pep rally for at Sunset Station in San Antonio on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.