March 20, 2009
Kansas center Cole Aldrich delivers a dunk over North Dakota State defenders Dejaun Flowers, left, and Ben Woodside during the first half Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
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Aldrich, Collins lift KU
Bill Self congratulated his Kansas University basketball players as they filed into a Metrodome locker room after Friday’s hard-earned, 84-74, first-round NCAA Midwest Regional victory over North Dakota State. “Great road win. Great road win,” Self, KU’s sixth-year coach, said.
A batch of reporters from Cole Aldrich’s home state of Minnesota huddled in front of, and to the side of, the 6-foot-11 Kansas University center, who was seated comfortably Thursday afternoon in the Minnesota Twins’ spacious locker room.