On a Kansas basketball team devoid of both senior stars and heavy March experience, the Jayhawks would only go as far in this NCAA Tournament as a junior transfer could carry them.
Salt Lake City — Even if you had not seen a single second of Saturday’s first half at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the vision of the Jayhawks walking off the floor at halftime would have told you all you needed to know. By Matt Tait
Though the Jayhawks aren't seeded as highly as they have been in recent years, No. 4 Kansas (26-9) has a chance to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth March in a row.
To do so, KU will have to get past No. 5 Auburn (27-9), which has won nine straight games heading into Saturday night's showdown in Salt Lake City.