March 9, 2018
Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44) and Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) defend against a shot from Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) during the first half, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas has relied on its four-guard lineup, winning the Big 12 regular and postseason titles and reaching the Final Four as a result, with Svi Mykhailiuk defending opposing big men along the way. While the senior from Ukraine’s assignment against Villanova doesn’t look as daunting on the surface as what KU asked him to do versus Duke, it could provide its own unique challenges. By Benton Smith