Shane is a sports writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and KUsports.com
Salt Lake City — It took just six-plus minutes for Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett to send a message. Garrett checked into the game at the 17:42 mark, and he struck a few minutes later. After he made a layup with 13:58 left in the first half, Garrett elected to pick up Northeastern senior Vasa Pusica as he dribbled up the floor.
Salt Lake City — Kansas avoided being on the wrong end of a Cinderella Story in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
These 16 teams are poised to make a run in the postseason.
For the first time in awhile, there was plenty of uncertainty regarding the Kansas men’s basketball team on Selection Sunday.
Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas was unable to make amends for the letting its NCAA-record streak of 14 consecutive regular-season conference titles come to an end.
Kansas City, Mo. — The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, Iowa State and Kansas will battle for a Big 12 tourney title Saturday night at the Sprint Center after both teams notched wins in their respective semifinal matchups. It guarantees that either the Jayhawks or the Cyclones will win the Big 12 championship for the seventh season in a row.
Kansas City, Mo. — It is not the rubber match many people were expecting to take place.
For the first time in awhile, the Kansas men’s basketball team was not playing for a league title in the final weekend of the season.
Kansas will live to fight another day.
Just 48 hours after its worst conference loss under Bill Self, Kansas bounced back in a big way.