Kansas senior point guard Frank Mason III describes what the No. 1 seed Jayhawks expect out of 16 seed UC-Davis on Friday night, in Tulsa, Okla.
As the Jayhawks move forward in the NCAA Tournament, they hope to improve defensively, and Mason says there are areas the players know they should address to help on that front.
“Just really focusing on scouting report, paying attention to detail,” Mason says. “Being in the right positions on the defensive end — you know, strong help. And I think if we do those things we give ourselves a pretty good chance to be successful.”
Kansas basketball players Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas, Svi Mykhailiuk and Carlton Bragg Jr. get into what went wrong for the Jayhawks in a Big 12 quarterfinal loss to TCU at Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Mo.
The KU players discuss the impact of playing without freshman star Josh Jackson, and Mykhailiuk shares the explanation he received following his foul in the final seconds, which led to TCU’s 85-82 upset.
Kansas junior guard Frank Mason III discusses the significance of the Jayhawks’ ability to win the program’s 12th Big 12 championship in a row, following KU’s 67-58 win over Texas Tech.
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More news and notes from KU’s win over Texas Tech
- Still streaking: Kansas makes it 12 conference crowns in a row
- Keegan: Mykhailiuk’s emergence makes KU even more dangerous
- Smith: Self deserves to be Big 12 Coach of Year
- Jayhawks figure to open week as new No. 1
- Notebook: Former PG Miles impressed with KU’s determination
- Jayhawks earn share of 12th straight Big 12 title
- Keegan Ratings: Mykhailiuk’s shooting highlights KU’s victory over Tech
Kansas junior point guard Frank Mason III discusses how the Jayhawks found ways to navigate through UC Irvine’s sizable 2-3 zone in a 78-53 win at Allen Fieldhouse.
With Big 12 play beginning Saturday, Mason says the Jayhawks have been a good team, “but we could’ve done a lot better.”
Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. says his injured ankle isn’t hindering him too much in the preseason.
The 6-foot-5 Selden also thinks KU will benefit from its guard-heavy lineup, which will feature Frank Mason III and Devonté Graham playing together.
On the perimeter, Selden thinks KU has depth and versatility, with shooters and drivers.