April 1, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Saturday night's second national semifinal at the Superdome looked very much like the first one, with the favorite taking a significant lead and the underdog looking as if it might never score. Both games changed dramatically in the second half, going from double-digit leads to ties. Kansas, however, was not Louisville. The Jayhawks came from way back and just kept coming, refusing to be deterred by playing from behind all night. Beyond the brilliant play of their star, Thomas Robinson, the Jayhawks (32-6)
March 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Rick Santorum won the Kansas caucuses in a rout Saturday, and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney countered in Wyoming, a weekend prelude to suddenly pivotal Southern primary showdowns in the week ahead. "Things have an amazing way of working out," Santorum told supporters in Missouri, where he traced his campaign through a series of highs and lows. He called his showing in Kansas a "comfortable win" that would give him the vast majority of the 40 delegates at stake.
March 18, 1996 |
To fully appreciate the dominance of Kansas point guard Jacque Vaughn in yesterday's 76-51 win over Santa Clara, don't bother looking at his line in the box score. Look instead at the statistics of his counterpart, Steve Nash. Nash, who had 28 points in a first-round win over Maryland, missed his first eight shots and finished with seven points on 1-for-11 shooting as second-seeded Kansas (28-4) opened a 12-0 lead and never was threatened by the 10th-seeded Broncos (20-9).
September 23, 1988 |
"Kansas" put me in mind of the "Mad Magazine" parody of the old TV series "The Fugitive," titled, predictably enough, "The Phewgitive. " Richard Kimble pauses from his flight from the law (and his search for the one-armed man) in some small town, and everywhere he goes, there's a "Wanted" poster for Richard Kimble on the wall showing Kimble with exactly the same clothing and exactly the same facial expression as he has at that moment. Yet nobody recognizes him. In "Kansas," Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy play Doyle Kennedy and Wade Corey, two guys who rob a bank in a small town.
December 5, 1996 |
The preseason No. 1 nearly toppled the current team in that spot. Top-ranked Kansas, slowed by Cincinnati's attacking defense for a half, rallied from a 16-point deficit last night and used the play of Paul Pierce to beat the fourth-ranked Bearcats, 72-65, last night in the Great Eight at Chicago's United Center. "They intimidated us in the first half. The way we played in the first half we were soft and I don't think we're a soft team," Kansas coach Roy Williams said. Pierce scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Kansas (6-0)
November 29, 1997 |
It didn't look like Kansas until the second half of the second game at New York's Madison Square Garden. Then the Jayhawks, especially their preseason All-Americas Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz, lived up to their No. 2 ranking. Those two took over in the second half last night and led Kansas to a 73-58 victory over Florida State in the championship game of the Preseason NIT. LaFrentz and Pierce were each held to two points in the first half as the Jayhawks (6-0) trailed, 28-20, at halftime.
March 25, 2013 |
TOP-SEEDED Kansas was on the ropes, turning the ball over about as often as it was putting up shots, and had allowed North Carolina to build a comfortable lead by halftime. Bill Self followed his team into the locker room and, undoubtedly, delivered quite a message, even though his answer dripped with sarcasm when he was asked later to describe it. "I told them, 'Hey, just keep doing what we're doing, we'll be fine,' " Self said with a grin. The Jayhawks were fine indeed, but only because they flipped the script.
February 7, 2013 |
TCU PICKED an amazing time to pick up its first conference of in its first season in the Big 12. Garlon Green scored 20 points and the Horned Frogs held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2 Big 12), coming off a loss 4 days earlier against Oklahoma State, have their first losing streak in more than 7 years. They had played 264 games in a row since January 2006 without consecutive losses, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I. TCU (10-12, 1-8)
January 11, 2010 |
Scotty Hopson had 17 points to lead No. 16 Tennessee - with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries - to a 76-68 upset of top-ranked Kansas in Knoxville, Tenn., last night. "It's pretty amazing what chemistry can do when guys put their minds to something and know their backs are up against the wall a little bit and they rally, and they don't quit and they believe in themselves," Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said. Kansas' loss leaves No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Kentucky as the only unbeatens in Division I, and it was the fourth this weekend by a Top Ten team, joining No. 4 Purdue, No. 5 Duke, and No. 8 West Virginia.
January 7, 2010 |
Sherron Collins had career-high 33 points and made nearly every key play down the stretch, helping top-ranked Kansas pull out a 71-66 win over Cornell last night in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas (14-0) overcame a rare off night from the field - 36 percent - and shoddy defense in the first half, making just enough plays down the stretch in one of the toughest victories during its 51-game home winning streak. Cornell (12-3), the two-time Ivy League champion, got 24 points from Ryan Wittman, his shooting keeping Cornell in front well into the second half.