Wayne Selden, Jr.’s uncle, Anthony Pitts, who made news Friday by bringing a huge Flavor Flav-styled clock to the Big 12 semifinals, wore a much bigger clock, predominately silver, around his neck for Saturday’s final.
Kansas junior guard Frank Mason III played on a severely bruised left foot on Saturday night, while passing out a team-high seven assists in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 title game win over West Virginia, at Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore
Various college basketball analysts are saying Kansas University’s 30-4 basketball team Sunday will be awarded the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore
First, the Kansas University basketball team conquered the world in South Korea. Next came the island of Maui. The grueling Big 12 regular season, a marathon in which the Jayhawks fell behind for a blink, proved a particularly gratifying championship. Saturday, Kansas claimed the Big 12 Tournament title in Sprint Center, with an 81-71 victory against relentlessly physical West Virginia. By Tom Keegan
The last time West Virginia big man Devin Williams faced Kansas University, he watched KU junior Landen Lucas dominate the paint to the tune of nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a 10-point Kansas victory in early February, in Lawrence. Playing the rubber match in the Big 12 title game on Saturday night at Sprint Center, Williams was determined to prevent that from happening again. By Matt Tait