Ioanna Chatzileonti had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Holly Kersgieter scored 19 points and eighth-seeded Kansas beat ninth-seeded Georgia Tech 77-58 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Saturday's second-round NCAA Tournament matchup with No. 9 seed Creighton. The Jayhawks (29-6) and Bluejays (23-11) will tip off at 1:40 p.m. from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait
Ryan Kalkbrenner, the Big East's Defensive Player of the Year, injured his left knee and will miss No. 9 seed Creighton's second-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 1 seed Kansas on Saturday.
Here's what you should know about No. 9 seed Creighton heading into its second-round matchup with top-seeded Kansas. The Bluejays' biggest question is about the status of sophomore center Ryan Kalkbrenner, who injured his left knee in the first round on Friday.
What the Jayhawks showed late Thursday against Texas Southern brings up a potentially important question. If the bench players cannot finish out a game against a clearly overmatched opponent, should there be any worry about how any of them may handle a closer game as the NCAA Tournament unfolds?
The top-seeded Kansas basketball team ended their Texas drought this season by winning a first-round NCAA Tournament game three miles away from the venue where they lost their last game. By Matt Tait