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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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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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KU Sports Extra: Let The Madness Begin!

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) gets a rebound during the first half on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse. At right is Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44).

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) gets a rebound during the first half on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse. At right is Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44). by Nick Krug

Finally, after a year-long wait and some touch-and-go college basketball across the country, the NCAA Tournament is back and it's time to hop on the road to the Final Four.

For the Kansas men's basketball team, seeded third in the West region, that means kicking off tourney play at 12:15 p.m. Saturday against No. 14 seed Eastern Washington at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

We'll have much, much more on that matchup and KU's preparation leading up to Saturday's tipoff. But for now, here's our first reaction to the 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket.

More from Selection Sunday:

• Jayhawks seeded 3rd in West region

• Self, Jayhawks hoping bench steps up in tourney's opening rounds

• Kansas has too much to worry about to worry too much about tough road

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KU Sports Extra: No Dave? No Problem. KU Tops OU in Big 12 Quarterfinals

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji attempts a jumper during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 10, 2021.

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji attempts a jumper during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 10, 2021.

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KU Sports Extra: Defense Saves The Day vs. UTEP

UTEP guard Jamal Bieniemy (24) looks to break through a double team from Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) and Kansas guard Bryce Thompson (24) during the first half on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse.

UTEP guard Jamal Bieniemy (24) looks to break through a double team from Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) and Kansas guard Bryce Thompson (24) during the first half on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

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With postseason just ahead, Bill Self looking for consistency out of Jayhawks

A day ahead of his Kansas basketball team’s regular season finale, head coach Bill Self addressed a number of topics during his press conference, including what he’s hoping to see out of the Jayhawks now that it’s March.

Self would like to see some offensive consistency from his team, as well as some confidence for his shooters, among other things, when the Jayhawks close their regular season Thursday night at home versus UTEP.

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