Georgetown coach John Thompson III was visibly upset at the press conference following his team’s 67-63 loss to Kansas on Monday night.
Multiple tattoos make sleeves of his arms. His chin-down, expressionless stare and facial features call to mind Karl Childers, the character portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton in the compelling 1996 film, “Sling Blade.”
Kansas University’s basketball players rewarded their sleep-deprived fans on the mainland late Monday night and into this morning.
A rematch of Kansas University’s thrilling 77-76 victory over UCLA, contested on Dec. 2, 2010, in Allen Fieldhouse, takes place in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday in Hawaii.
It has been 10 long years since Kansas University’s basketball team suffered a painful 93-91 loss to Ball State in the first round of the 2001 Maui Invitational.
KU coach Bill Self, Tyshawn Taylor, Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 67-63 victory over Georgetown on Nov. 22, 2011.
Travis Releford hit both ends of a one-and-one with 15 seconds left, helping the Kansas men's basketball team secure a 67-63 victory over Georgetown on Monday night at the Maui Invitational.
Releford's free throws pushed KU's lead from two to four, and after a missed three-pointer by Georgetown, Releford grabbed the defensive rebound with 1 second left to clinch KU's win.
Thomas Robinson led the Jayhawks with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor added 16 points, while Releford had 10.
KU (2-1) will face UCLA at 8:30 p.m. central time on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.