Frank Mason III: Jayhawks rushed a lot of shots in Elite Eight loss, couldn’t complete comeback


After his stellar Kansas basketball career ended in the Elite Eight, with a loss to Oregon in Kansas City, Mo., senior point guard Frank Mason III said the top-seeded Jayhawks didn’t give up after trailing by 18 in the second half, but couldn’t complete a comeback to get to the Final Four.

At times, Mason admitted, KU’s players felt a bit unlucky with Oregon’s shots falling and Kansas making only 35 percent of its attempts from the field and five of 25 3-pointers. Still, the veteran said the Jayhawks mostly had themselves to blame for those percentages.

“I think we had a few good looks,” Mason said, “but some of them was rushed shots and we didn’t give the defense a chance to break down and get a better look.”


Russell Fryberger 3 years, 2 months ago

The seniors are the only guys I feel bad for, reason? ONE AND DONES.

Stop bringing in these guys that are only here for 1 year. They will help you win season games but when the big games are on the line they never come up big. Mason III missed a final 4 because every year he was here we had a one and done STAR player. It won't win the big games.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.