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Evening

Tom Keegan: RPI remains hidden impediment to NCAA tournament fairness

Unless and until the NCAA, its affiliated television networks and all media covering college basketball denounce and distance themselves from the dreaded RPI rankings, March Madness seeding won’t approach anything that resembles fair. By Tom Keegan

Afternoon

Jayhawks currently a 2 seed in eyes of NCAA Tournament selection committee

If the 2018 NCAA Tournament began today, the Kansas Jayhawks would be a No. 2 seed in the West region. That was the message sent by this year's selection committee, which on Sunday revealed the top four seeds in each region, as things stand today, during an afternoon special on CBS Sports. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Local recruiting makes sense for national-powerhouse program

Against the backdrop of stories about ailing team chemistry and Bill Self talking about having to coach effort in February for the first time at Kansas, encouraging news broke on the recruiting front for the 13-time-defending Big 12 champion. By Tom Keegan

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Self understands 'heavens are falling' but remains focused on KU getting better

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is smart enough to sense what's happening with KU's beloved fan base, even though he has spent very little time interacting with them of late and spends basically no time on social media sites and message boards where thousands of Jayhawk fans are happy to let their feelings be known. By Matt Tait