With the Jayhawks clinching the Big 12 Title and the number one seed in the Midwest, Jayhawks fans get right to celebrating.
Tying up loose ends from KU's exacting of revenge on Texas in Sunday's Big 12 Tournament title game, 84-74, in the Sprint Center. The win helped KU secure the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, and they'll play Thursday to open the NCAA Tournament in Omaha.
For the third straight season, the Kansas men took the floor with the Texas Longhorns with the Big 12 Tournament Title on the line.
Twenty years ago, Kansas University's men's basketball team won the 1988 national title, starting its run with two games in Nebraska and two in Detroit before the Final Four. If the two-decade championship funk will be broken this year, it will take the same path.
Kansas University, which clinched the Big 12 Tournament title earlier Sunday with an 84-74 win over Texas in Kansas City, now heads to Omaha to open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second straight year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In what was by far the most entertaining and hard-fought game of the Big 12 Tournament, KU outlasted Texas 84-74, claiming the Jayhawks third straight league tourney crown. All three have come by beating the Longhorns, and Sunday's victory was fueled by a career-high 30 points from Mario Chalmers, coming just 24 hours after he was limited to four points in a semifinal win over Texas A&M. Chalmers did so on 8-of-12 three-point shooting, while Brandon Rush, who stroked five treys a day earlier, was 6-of-9 from deep, finishing with 19 points. Darrell Arthur also answered the offensive bell, too, scoring 16 points.
How do you picture it? The 10 members of the NCAA Tournament selection committee are huddled inside an Indianapolis hotel, crunching all kinds of RPIs and SOSes and head-to-heads.
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes met with guard A.J. Abrams on Friday night, intent on giving his marksman some comfort during a dreadful 2-for-17 three-point shooting slump.
Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon thought his team needed at least one victory in the Big 12 tournament to lock up an NCAA Tournament berth.
Georgia Southern set an NCAA record for all divisions by hitting 14 home runs in a 26-8 victory over Columbia on Saturday.
Some basketball players consider selection weekend as the crowning moment in a college career. Joel Cornette equates it with some of his most tormenting memories.
Nick Czyz pitched 51â3 strong innings, but didn't get enough run support as Kansas University's baseball team fell, 6-1, to Texas on Saturday.
Steven Hill made one basket the entire game. It may knock Tennessee out of a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs.
The NCAA Tournament will experiment with a new-look configuration during two regionals, hoping to improve the way fans watch the game in person and how the event looks on TV.
Disregard the calendar. March arrived Saturday afternoon inside the Sprint Center. Thoughts of bubbles and brackets, seedings and sites, RPI and strength of schedule, all were for the moment swallowed in the wake of a magnificent basketball game.
The setting resembled a Pee Wee league game, with seats reserved for family and friends. Most everyone else headed for home while a Southeastern Conference tournament like no other ad-libbed its way through the weekend, trying to pick up the pieces from a devastating storm.
Sure, he was happy Kansas University's basketball team won the game. But Brandon Rush also was upset - and a little embarrassed - after missing seven of 10 shots and committing four turnovers in Friday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal victory over Nebraska.
KU junior guard Mario Chalmers said he suffered a strained patellar tendon in his left knee when going up for a layup with 2:47 left in the first half.
To Mario Chalmers, Missouri and Kansas State at the moment are considered Nos. 2a and 2b. The order doesn't really matter.
Michael Beasley or Tyler Hansbrough? The national debate seems to have settled on those two as the final candidates for college basketball's player of the year.
John Wooden was doing well at a rehabilitation center Saturday, four days after the 97-year-old UCLA coaching great left the hospital after breaking his left wrist and collarbone in a fall at home.
Arizona State rallied past Florida State on Saturday to the NCAA Indoor men's track and field championships.
Andrea Riley launched the shot just in front of her bench, falling near the feet of coach Kurt Budke and his seemingly glowing orange blazer as the ball ripped through the net to cut the lead to one.
Kansas University senior Egor Agafonov defended his national championship in the weight throw with an NCAA-leading toss of 74 feet, 61â4 inches Saturday at the 2008 Indoor Track and Field Championships.