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KU Sports Extra: An Ugly Ending in Indy

USC forward Chevez Goodwin (1) dunks on Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the second half of a men's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

USC forward Chevez Goodwin (1) dunks on Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the second half of a men's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) by Associated Press

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Bill Self, Marcus Garrett after KU was eliminated by USC in NCAA tourney

No. 3 seed Kansas was crushed by No. 6 seed USC, 85-51, Monday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse during the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The loss ends KU’s season at 21-9. USC improves to 24-7 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen, where it will face No. 7 seed Oregon next weekend.

Isaiah Mobley paced the Trojans with 17 points in the win.

Senior guard Marcus Garrett led KU with 15 points during what could be his last game in a Jayhawk uniform.

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Isaiah Mobley, Andy Enfield after USC cruised past Kansas in Round 2 of NCAA Tournament

No. 3 seed Kansas was crushed by No. 6 seed USC, 85-51, Monday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse during the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The loss ends KU’s season at 21-9. USC improves to 24-7 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen, where it will face No. 7 seed Oregon next weekend.

Isaiah Mobley paced the Trojans with 17 points in the win.

Senior guard Marcus Garrett led KU with 15 points during what could be his last game in a Jayhawk uniform.

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Mitch Lightfoot: KU focusing on defense amid roster shifts

The Kansas basketball team is navigating March Madness while also dealing with some roster variations due to recent positive COVID-19 tests.

Senior Mitch Lightfoot said the Jayhawks are trying to handle that by focusing on a particular area.

“Knowing what wins,” Lightfoot said. “Defensively we’ve got to lock in and follow our scouting report, really play to our defensive principles.”

KU will face USC in Indianapolis on Monday night.

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David McCormack: ‘It felt great’ to rejoin Jayhawks for March Madness

After spending several days in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kansas forward David McCormack returned to the Jayhawks just in time to help them advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

“Being back, it felt great,” McCormack said on Sunday, ahead of the Jayhawks’ second-round matchup with USC in Indianapolis.

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Bill Self gives an update on Jalen Wilson; discusses USC matchup

A day after one of his team’s key players made a successful return from a COVID-19 isolation, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Sunday discussed his expectations for another Jayhawk about to rejoin the team, Jalen Wilson.

Self also got into KU’s Monday night matchup with USC, which will determine whether the Jayhawks advance to the Sweet 16 or see their season end.

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Extra KU Sports Extra: What Jalen Wilson’s Return Means for Kansas

Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) and Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) box out Baylor forward Flo Thamba (0) during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) and Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) box out Baylor forward Flo Thamba (0) during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

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KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks Do Enough To Advance

Eastern Washington guard Michael Meadows, center, gets pressure from Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) and teammate Bryce Thompson (24) while attempting to shoot during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Eastern Washington guard Michael Meadows, center, gets pressure from Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) and teammate Bryce Thompson (24) while attempting to shoot during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) by Associated Press

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Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans after 93-84 loss to Kansas in NCAA tourney

No. 3 seed Kansas was able to close things out down the stretch to earn a 93-84 win over No. 14 seed Eastern Washington on Saturday in Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Jayhawks (21-8) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with the win. They are 35-2 in their last 37 NCAA Tournament round-of-64 games.

Junior big man David McCormack led KU with 22 points in the win, but was one of five players to finish in double figures.

Ochai Agbaji scored 21 points, while Marcus Garrett finished with 20 points. Dajuan Harris added 13 points, and Christian Braun posted 12 points.

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Bill Self, Marcus Garrett speak to media after KU’s 93-84 win over EWU

No. 3 seed Kansas was able to close things out down the stretch to earn a 93-84 win over No. 14 seed Eastern Washington on Saturday in Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Jayhawks (21-8) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with the win. They are 35-2 in their last 37 NCAA Tournament round-of-64 games.

Junior big man David McCormack led KU with 22 points in the win, but was one of five players to finish in double figures.

Ochai Agbaji scored 21 points, while Marcus Garrett finished with 20 points. Dajuan Harris added 13 points, and Christian Braun posted 12 points.

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