Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo did not play in the Jayhawks’ postseason debut, an 85-63 win over rival Kansas State Thursday at Sprint Center.
It sure looks as if Kansas University’s basketball team (28-4) has wrapped up the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament entering Friday’s Big 12 semifinal versus (22-10) Baylor in Sprint Center. The likelihood of that made some media members wonder whether or not the Jayhawks have a deep desire to win a 6 p.m., contest against BU, as well as Saturday’s title game. By Gary Bedore
Nothing lasts forever. One of these decades, Bill Self will retire, an athletic director will botch the hire, and the once-proud Kansas University basketball program will have to cobble together a backcourt out of one player who committed to Towson, another to Appalachian State. And what will come of the Jayhawks then? Wait, that’s right, Frank Mason III originally committed to Towson, Devonté Graham to Appalachian State. By Tom Keegan
In three games against Kansas University this season, Kansas State freshman and Sunflower State native Dean Wade averaged 3.7 points on 3-of-11 shooting in 23 minutes. To say the Jayhawks were a thorn in the side of the freshman from St. John (located between Wichita and Dodge City) is an understatement. By Matt Tait