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Kansas, Michigan Match Up for What Should Be One of the Most Entertaining Sweet 16 Games

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Sweet 16 is not at a loss for great matchups, and one of those will come Friday night when top-seeded Kansas takes on No. 4 seed Michigan. Bill Self's success at Kansas is well-documented, while the Wolverines have what Self calls perhaps the best guard-line in the country, starting ...

Bill Self: Western Kentucky is Not Your Typical No. 16 Seed

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Five years ago the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were one of the Cinderellas of the Big Dance. Today, they'll attempt to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. Kansas coach Bill Self says Western Kentucky isn't the typical 16-seed, but his Jayhawks cruised to the Big 12 ...

Roy Williams Says It’s Still Hard For Him to Coach Against Kansas

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

North Carolina will need to get by Villanova and before Roy Williams would face his former team in Kansas--assuming the Jayhawks win as a No. 1 seed--and Williams isn't looking ahead. That said, if the reunion does happen, Williams says it won't be easy. He also says in this interview ...

Bill Self Doesn’t Mind the Pressure Heading Into League Play with Eight Consecutive Regular-Season Championships on the Line

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Kansas Jayhawks opened up league play Wednesday night with a 97-89 win over Iowa State. All eyes are on the No. 6-ranked Jayhawks in the Big 12 as they defend eight straight regular-season championships. Bill Self embraces the pressure. The Jayhawks' head coach explains in the following interview his philosophy ...

Bill Self Says This Will Be His Team’s Toughest Road to a Big 12 Championship

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks have won eight straight regular season Big 12 titles. It will be quite a challenge to make it nine in a row. Self did a great job a season ago with a depleted roster. Somehow he led the Jayhawks all the way to the ...

Thomas Robinson’s Whirlwind Year Is About to Have a Happy Ending

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Early in Thomas Robinson’s career at Kansas he played only limited minutes as he spent much of his early time with the Jayhawks riding the bench. That all changed this past season in T-Rob’s junior campaign. Robinson enjoyed a breakout season where he became the leader of the Jayhawks and ...

Anthony Davis Aims to Treat National Championship Game Just Like Any Other

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The biggest stage in college basketball is set for tonight when Kentucky will take on Kansas for the national championship. The nation's best player, however, is doing his best to treat it like any other game. Anthony Davis says he and the Wildcats are preaching that they need to simply ...

Kansas Big Man Jeff Withey Thinks Defense Will be Key Tonight, Expects to Guard Anthony Davis

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Despite a slew of upsets and surprises early in the NCAA tournament, two of the most successful programs in college basketball history are meeting for the national title tonight in New Orleans. Top-seeded Kentucky has enjoyed an easier ride to the final, which is why the Wildcats are an obvious ...

Danny Manning Explains Kansas’ Improbable Run to the Final Four

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

After losing three key players from last year’s team to the NBA, Kansas came into this season as a team unsure of what they had. In fact, this year’s squad looked like it was going to be one of the worst teams of the Bill Self era. However, all season ...

Thad Matta Takes Time to Reflect on Return Trip to the Final Four

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

When he helped lead Ohio State to his first Final Four in 2007, Thad Matta admits he took little time out to actually enjoy the success. The Buckeyes are back there in 2012 and have a date with Kansas on Saturday, but their head coach says he'll do things differently ...