KUAD: Postgame box score, recap, notes, quotes, photos, more
3/14/15, 5:36 PM
The KU cheers are so loud they are draining out the Iowa St boos
3/14/15, 5:55 PM
KU successfully ran Chop to Devonte' Graham in a two-for-one situation. A very Selfian moment to end the half. Kansas 37, Iowa State 23.
3/14/15, 8:08 PM
Graham, with tears in eyes: "Just turning the ball over on game point like that, I just felt like I let the team down, fans down."
3/14/15, 8:44 PM
Hurts but we're going to regroup! We got bigger and better trophies to go after now !!
When the brackets are revealed at 5 p.m. Sunday, it will not matter who won the Big 12 Tournament. Kansas will see its name in the bracket — likely as a No. 2 seed, though possibly a No. 3 — and the most important part of the season will begin.
“If we go and do what we’re supposed to do,” sophomore forward Landen Lucas said, “this will be gone and forgotten. It can go two ways, and we control our own destiny. It’s in our hands.”
…Self talked about his team becoming “whole” over the next week. That means a healthier Ellis, for one, but it also means some rest for Lucas, who has been slowed by a nagging hip injury. The Jayhawks are beat up, like many teams are at this time of year. But with freshman forward Cliff Alexander out indefinitely while the NCAA investigates an eligibility issue, the Jayhawks’ problems in the paint are magnified.
“We need a week to get well,” Self said, “and hopefully we'll back with our batteries recharged next week.”
3/14/15, 6:32 PM
Awesome game @KUHoops and @CycloneMBB so far my decibel meter says 108 loudest after Selden dunk!!! #Big12MBB on espn now
During the past few seasons, Hogue has heard an awful lot about how Kansas basketball owns the Big 12. But with two straight conference tournament titles backing him and at least one victory over the Jayhawks in three of the past four seasons — including Saturday's 70-66 Big 12 title triumph at Sprint Center — Hogue said he believed the time had come to start looking at the Cyclones (25-8) on equal footing with the Jayhawks (26-8). And he was not afraid to make a bold prediction for a year from now.
“I think our team's gonna step up and even be deeper next year,” said Hogue, who joins Bryce Dejean-Jones as the only rotation guys not returning to next year's Cyclones. “You're gonna have a more mature Georges Niang, a more mature Monté (Morris) and everybody's gonna up their game another level. Next year, I'm telling you now, I believe that Iowa State will take the regular-season championship. I believe it for sure.”
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins and Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic have been the top two rookies for much of the season. Wiggins has been named the West's Rookie of the Month every month, while Mirotic has made a late-season surge thanks to increased minutes. But Mirotic's only chance at winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award is if he continues his torrid play and Wiggins falters mightily.
Well, nothing Wiggins is doing suggests he's about to hit any kind of wall. We are seeing a young player who is impacting games offensively in a variety of ways -- with skill, craft and athleticism -- that can get even better over time.
In fact, last week's performance against Portland could go down as Wiggins' signature game because of how he scored his 18 points in the win. Wiggins made eight field goals, scoring each basket in a different way:
“Pay Heed. The game you love began here. Respect those who came before you. Make their legacy your own. Because destiny favors the dedicated. And rings don’t replace work. In this game you don’t get what you want. You get what you earn. We are Kansas. Together we rise. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! "
Big 12 / College News
The Big 12 Conference will soon examine its rules for court and field storming.
The conference’s athletic directors met Thursday to discuss the issue. A Big 12 spokesman then confirmed to 41 Action News Friday, the league decided to put together a committee to look at the rules. The committee will then recommend options for the conference moving forward.
“It’s really about whether or not the institution wants to do those kinds of things,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “The students like it. It can be done safely, but there’s also a case to be made for banning it, too.”
The Big 12 Conference is about to put its “One True Champion” slogan into action.
The league is ready to stop naming co-champions in football and to start using tiebreakers in the event of a first-place tie, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Thursday.
“We haven’t taken a formal action on it,” Bowlsby said, “but that is the direction we are headed.”
Speaking after a three-hour meeting with the league’s athletic directors, Bowlsby told a small group of reporters that head-to-head results will be used in future seasons to determine an outright champion if two teams sit atop the standings with identical conference records. The conference is also working on a three-way tiebreaker that will be chosen next month.
Don't sleep on the likes of Providence, Oregon and giant-slayer Davidson.
They're some of the teams that will likely be tough outs because of their guard play, their experience or their ability to create troublesome matchups.
Connecticut played the role last year all the way to the title.
The Huskies were a No. 7 seed entering the NCAAs, but the backcourt of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright got rolling and led the them to a surprise national championship.
With Selection Sunday looming, here's a look at some of teams the favorites wouldn't be happy to see in their part of the draw:
…Roy Williams, who returned to steady the program in 2003, is one of the few people left at UNC from my time. When we met in his office, he said he remembered me, if not my screed or the way he’d dressed me down. So we talked instead about his definition of the Carolina Way and about how Smith had told him to be his own man when Williams left for Kansas, so he let the fans there wave during opponents’ free throws, and—this saddens him—his players at Carolina don’t point to the passer much anymore.
Then we talked about the Wainstein Report, which stated that Williams’s longtime academic adviser Wayne Walden had knowledge of the bogus nature of the AFAM courses. Williams said that it was his own unease over players’ “clustering” in one major—not any desire to insulate the program from future -trouble—that impelled him to pull aside his longtime assistant coach Joe Holladay in 2005. “I said, ‘Joe, I don’t feel comfortable. Why would all these guys be doing this? It must be the easiest thing. Let’s let them major in what they want to major in,’ ” Williams told me. “Now, I just said, ‘Let’s let them major . . .’ [which] sort of indicates that maybe I thought they’d been pushed. But I didn’t feel any improprieties.”
That Williams—or the detail-demon Dean Smith, for that matter—didn’t suspect something awry in the AFAM classes seems impossible. After all, a coach’s career, program and reputation depend on constant scrutiny of each player’s actions throughout a day. “I can’t believe Roy Williams doesn’t know what the hell’s going on,” said Williamson, the former UNC provost and dean. “If I believe that, I believe donkeys fly.”
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