Stories for April 1, 2022


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Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas basketball vs. No 2 seed Villanova - 2022 Final Four

A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Saturday's Final Four showdown with No. 2 seed Villanova in New Orleans. Tipoff is slated for 5:09 p.m. from Caesars Superdome. It will mark the third NCAA Tournament meeting in the Elite Eight or later between these two programs since 2016. By Matt Tait

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Kansas' confidence, swagger during Final Four run drawn from experience

As Kansas approaches its Final Four game against Villanova on Friday, it does so with the swagger of a team that has reached that stage before.

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Kansas will be tested by Villanova's strategy of posting up its guards

Villanova's insistence upon having its players post up on opponents despite their size will provide a different wrinkle for Kansas to defend on Saturday in the Final Four.

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Kansas, Villanova don't care if they're playing in the Final Four shadow of Duke and North Carolina

New Orleans — On a stage with four college basketball powerhouses, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said this week that he thought the shine of the first-ever Final Four matchup between Duke and North Carolina has fewer people talking about the Kansas-Villanova matchup that will precede it on Saturday night. By Matt Tait

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NCAA president decries pace of basketball investigations, including KU probe

NCAA President Mark Emmert said investigations into allegations of major violations against several high-profile men's college basketball programs — including 2022 Final Four participant Kansas — have taken "way too long."