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4 months 4 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #28673 by HawkErrant
Red Raider, Red Raider,
You ain't no Darth Vader.
And even if you were,
He didn't win.

KU D's arrived, you see?
Game's now tougher, Texas T.
The 'Hawks are gonna fly!
They're gonna win.

Peaking at the right time.
Best defense all year.
The signs look good
for KU in this fight.

We know it won't be easy,
But Tech is going down
As the JAYHAWKS have
another KANSAS...

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL NIGHT!

Our 1 seed KANSAS JAYHAWKS (27-6, 14-4) look to take yet another rubber game tonight, this time against Mark Adams' #1 defensive team 3 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-8, 12-6).

Including games so far this B12T, Tech is 15-24 in B12T history, and has never won the title.
In fact, this is just their second time making it past the semifinals (they lost to OKState in 2005(.

Tech and KANSAS have met just three times in the B12T, with Tech losing the first meeting in Kemper Arena and the other 2 in the Sprint Center.
KANSAS LEADS THE SERIES, 40-7
Lawrence, KS (Allen Fieldhouse)			 21-1 (21-1)
Lubbock, TX (United Supermarkets Arena)		 16-6 (12-5)
Neutral Sites (all KCMO)			  3-0
Big 12 Play					 31-7
Big 12 Championship (Sprint/TMobile Center)	  3-0 (2-0) 2002 Kemper Arena

COACHING RECORDS
Bill Self vs. Texas Tech
Total			27-9
At Kansas		26-6
Mark Adams vs. Kansas
Total			1-1

5:00 PM CT on ESPN
Game voices for ESPN will be Jon Sciambi (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst) and Kris Budden (reporter).

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

As of post time I do not see any Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage on ESPN+ for today's game. If it does appear before game time, Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner will normally start at 4:30 CT, with post game JGDL coverage on after the game.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
An EXPANDED version of the Crimson & Blue Show starts at 3:30 PM CT, with game coverage starting at 4:30, and the postgame talk about the Big Win (fingers crossed!) at the link as well!

The ESPN pregame predictor favors KANSAS to win 67.6% of the time, with a spread of 2 favoring the JAYHAWKS -- a practical tossup!! (But I've said that as recently as last game).

CorpusJayhawk’s DPPI has a 0.3 spread favoring KANSAS to win 51.0% of the time -- the toss up of tossups!

BUT for the peaking factor -- citing a favorite CorpusJayhawk stat, KU opponents' PPP has been under 1 for the last 4 games!
And if you looked at games from February on, KANSAS has the #15 adjusted defense in D1 according to Bart Torvik (whoever the heck he is). www.barttorvik.com
AND it looks as if Remy Martin is 100% back and ready to contribute to another title or two!

KU Athletics links
KUAD: article
KUAD: TTech v KANSAS preGame Notes Fifty one pages fun!

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Video: Kansas' Bill Self, Ochai Agbaji and Remy Martin speak after beating TCU in the Big 12 semis
KUSports.com – Video: KU senior Mitch Lightfoot on another big night and Ochai Agbaji's dunk
KUSports.com - video: Notebook: Kansas’ Remy Martin feeling great, healthy after heavy Big 12 minutes

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28730 by HawkErrant
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
a blaze immortal off to light.
What eternal hope blooms in
Your chests to think that you can win?

In a far and azure sky
is where the vaunted Jayhawks fly
Far above the world they gyre
Bringing with them history's fires.

Seventy years have come and gone
Since Phog brought home his only one,
And like him, now this Jayhawk crew
Wants that title, through and through.

So gird yourselves, you feline foe
For Thursday night is all you'll know
As Jayhawks once again take flight
To strive, to seek and not to yield on another KANSAS...

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL NIGHT!
(With a tip of the KU cap to William Blake and Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Our 1 seed AP #3 KANSAS JAYHAWKS (28-6, 14-4) start the arduous 6 game trek to another national title by taking on 16 seed Texas Southern University (19-12), winners of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Golden Ticket Tournament and their NCAA First Four game against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

From the KUAD article (link below) Kansas 4-0 all-time against Texas Southern in a series that began in 1981. The most recent match up was a KU 114-71 win on Nov. 21, 2017, in Allen Fieldhouse in an on-campus contest for the Hoophall Miami Invitational. Kansas went on to win the Hoophall Miami Invitational, the Big 12 regular season, Big 12 Tournament and advance to the 2018 Final Four.
Here's hoping this signals the start of another successful NCAA Tournament for our Jayhawks!
KANSAS LEADS THE SERIES, 4-0
Lawrence, KS (Allen Fieldhouse)			 4-0 (4-0)

8:57 PM CDT tipoff on TruTV

Game voices will be Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter).

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage on ESPN+ starts at 8:30 PM. Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner will set up the game and then provide post game JGDL coverage afterwards.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the Jayhawk Radio Network home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
An EXPANDED version of the Crimson & Blue Show starts at 7:30 PM CDT.

The ESPN pregame predictor favors KANSAS to win 96.8% of the time, with a spread of 21.5 favoring the JAYHAWKS.

CorpusJayhawk’s DPPI has a 16 point spread favoring KANSAS to win 90.1% of the time.

From the Gary Bedore article in the KCStar (see link below), Mitch is still day-to-day, but much better than last Saturday.
And DAVE is ready to go (foot? what foot?), planning to go out and do whatever he can to help the team win.

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Jayhawks Head to Fort Worth for NCAA Championship
KUAD: Post Season Notes - 2022 NCAA Championship 1st & 2nd rounds Fifty three pages of KANSAS facts and fun!

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Boyer: Kansas arrives in Fort Worth; Mitch Lightfoot still targeting NCAA Tournament opener
KUSports.com – Tait: NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022: Senior guard Ochai Agbaji, KU’s latest Big 12 Player of the Year, eyeing memorable March encore
KUSports.com - Tait: ‘I’m just happy’ - Late emergence by senior guard Remy Martin has changed Kansas and turned around his season
KUSports.com - Tait: ‘We’ve seen monsters before’ How Kansas sophomore Jalen Wilson found his game again after DUI arrest, confidence issues
KC Star (pay site) - Bedore: Mitch Lightfoot takes part in Kansas Jayhawks’ practice, shootaround before NCAA opener
KUSports.com - staff report: Texas Southern advances to face top-seeded Kansas Thursday night in Round 1 of NCAA Tournament
yahoo.com - AP: Kansas set for Texas Southern with fresh outlook

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28758 by HawkErrant
The origin post has been updated to reflect today's NCAAT Round 1 win over Texas Southern and Saturday's upcoming game versus Creighton.

The complete television schedule for Friday, Round 1, Day 2 and Saturday, Round 2, Day 1 can be found at the link.
SCHEDULE LINK: RCB

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28778 by HawkErrant
They headed south from Omaha
With hopes to fly and win them all.
They won their first, but such a cost!
Their best big man is down and lost.

The Bluejays vow to carry on,
You know midwestern Jays are strong!
They’ll bring their heart and will to test,
Another victory to wrest.

But Jayhawks stand square in their path,
Prepared to smite them down in wrath
Because Bluejays stand in the way
Of a KU win on a KANSAS...…

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL DAY!!

Our 1 seed AP#3 KANSAS Men's Basketball team (29-6, 14-4) and it's fans, having been cut to the quick by the sharp blade of Fate in the past (Archie Marshall 1986 Final Four, Jerod Haase 1997 NCAAT, Wayne Simien 2003 and Joel Embiid 2014) know the pain that the 9 seed Creighton Bluejays team and its fans are feeling this weekend with the loss of their top rebounder and #2 scorer, sophomore 7-1" center Ryan Kalkbrenner. According to Creighton head coach Greg McDermott, Kalkbrenner's injury is not as serious as originally thought, but will require 2-3 months to heal.

Needless to say the odds are long -- but not zero -- that Creighton will have success against KANSAS on Saturday. We wish them well -- but not THAT much well!
KANSAS LEADS THE SERIES 10-6
in Lawrence (AFH)   5-1 (1-0) 1931-1950, 2020 (2020-12-08)
Neutral             2-0  Manhattan KS 1968-12-13; NCAA Tournament Tulsa 1974-03-14
in Omaha            3-5 1923 thru 1951

1:40 PM CDT on CBS
Game voices will be Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter).

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage with Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner -- no listing for it on ESPN+. If they do have a session, it normally starts 30 minutes before the scheduled game airing time.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
The Crimson & Blue show coverage starts at 12:00 pm CDT!

The ESPN pregame prediction favors KU to win 86.6% of the time, with the current spread 11.5 points in KU's favor.

CorpusJayhawks' DPPI predicts an 74.4% chance that KANSAS will win, with a projected spread of 8.9 points.

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Kansas to Play Creighton in NCAA Tournament Second Round
KUAD: KANSAS v Creighton pre-game Notes Fifty one pages of KU info for your reading pleasure!
KUAD: Kansas Rolls Past Texas Southern in NCAA Tournament First Round, 83-56

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Boyer: No. 9 seed Creighton awaits top-seeded Kansas in NCAA Tournament’s second round
KUSports.com - Boyer: Despite injury to Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton vows to ‘just keep going’ against Kansas
KUSports.com - Boyer: Kansas’ reserves must stay focused given NCAA Tournament madness
KUSports.com - Tait: Magnificent game from Remy Martin sparks top-seeded Kansas to NCAA Tournament rout of Texas Southern
KUSports.com - Tait: Notebook: Jayhawks get first win in Texas this season; Lightfoot plays limited minutes
KUSports.com - video: Kansas' Bill Self, Remy Martin, Dajuan Harris and Christian Braun speak after win vs. Texas Southern
KUSports.com - Tait:Big spark by Remy Martin leads to easy Kansas win, top spot in ratings
KUSports.com - video: Texas Southern's Johnny Jones, players speak after losing to Kansas
KUSports.com - Tait: KU's first-round NCAA Tournament win moves Jayhawks within 1 win of tying Kentucky in all-time wins race

omaha.com: Chatelain: From 'Let it fly' to 'Figure it out,' Creighton has flipped its identity
omaha.com: Creighton's KeyShawn Feazell is ready to step into a starting role against Kansas

One game at a time, KANSAS, one game at a time!

LET'S GO JAYHAWKS!

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #28863 by HawkErrant
PROVIDENCE
Definition
1a. divine guidance or care
1b. God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny
2: the quality or state of being provident

The (2) and (3), Auburn and Wiscy, are gone,
(5) seed Iowa, too --
and many had UI Sweet 16 and beating ol' KU!

Survive the Friars and KANSAS faces
Miami or Iowa State.
The odds of all of this
for KANSAS really look quite great!

So this -- it seems -- is a *provident* path
for Jayhawks in glorious flight.
Or will the cruel hoop gods weigh against
KU on this oh, so Sweet KANSAS...

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL NIGHT!

Our 1 seed AP #3 KANSAS JAYHAWKS (30-6, 14-4) continue in their quest to win them all and claim another National Championship for the program. The foe our Jayhawks aim to earn their 8th straight win against on Friday will be their second consecutive Big East program, the regular season conference champion and Midwest Region 4 seed Friars of Providence (AP#13, 27-5, 14-3)

The KUAD pregame notes tell us that this is the first ever meeting between the two programs. The two programs were on a collision course back in the 1997 NCAA Tournament, but KANSAS (with one-handed Jerod Haase and one-footed Scot Pollard) fell to eventual champion Arizona, derailing that meeting. That Providence squad lost in the Elite 8 to Zona by 4 in OT 96-92. This Providence squad is nowhere as good as that one, but it it good enough to pluck some Jayhawk feathers if our guys don't bring their A games!

6:29 PM CDT tipoff on TBS

Game voice: Play-by-play will be done by the great (and one of KU's own!) Kevin Harlan, analysis done by Dan Bonner and Reggie Miller and Dana Jacobson reporting.

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

There is no Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage showing up on the ESPN+ schedule at post time.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the Jayhawk Radio Network home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
Although it does not show in the program listing, the leanplayer countdown clock indicates an EXPANDED version of the Crimson & Blue Show starts at 4:30 PM CDT.

The ESPN pregame Predictor favors KANSAS to win 78.9% of the time, with a spread of 7.5 favoring the JAYHAWKS.

CorpusJayhawk’s DPPI has a 5.5 point spread favoring KANSAS to win 67.6% of the time.

No mention of the status of DAVE or Mitch in today's presser. Earlier this week Self said they were both making good progress injury-wise, so here's hoping they are ready (you know they are mentally!) and physically able to rumble against Providence!

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Kansas to Face Providence in NCAA Sweet 16 in Chicago Friday
KUAD Pregame Notes: #1 KANSAS VS. #4 PROVIDENCE Fifty SEVEN pages of KANSAS facts and fun!
KUAD: Ochai Agbaji: The Four Year Experience

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Tait: Basketball Friends | What's at stake for top-seeded Kansas at a wide open Midwest regional
KUSports.com - Tait: No. 1 seed Kansas ready to open play in the weekend they've 'been wanting to get to'
KUSports.com - Tait: Top-seeded Kansas basketball team greeted by good vibes in return to Windy City
KUSports.com - Tait: Remy Martin’s emergence makes scouting Kansas tougher for KU’s postseason foes
KUSports.com - video: Kansas coach Bill Self on being in Chicago, facing Providence and reaching the Sweet 16
KUSports.com - Boyer: Kansas’ Bill Self on leaving Illinois: ‘It’s worked out well for us’
KUSports.com - Boyer: Providence coach Ed Cooley, players on facing Kansas in the Sweet 16

JayhawkSlant - Wildeboor: Media Day: Everything Kansas said on Thursday (Available to all, not behind the paywall!)

Wikipedia: Providence College Yes, that's right - College, not University.
Wikipedia: Providence College Athletics The only "Friars" in NCAA Div 1, "despite having the smallest enrollment of any Big East Conference school, the Friars have routinely averaged over 10,000 fans per game" over the last 30 years.
Wikipedia: Providence College Men's Basketball made the Final Four in 1973 and 1987.


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4 months 2 weeks ago #28892 by HawkErrant
You got a cute Charlie Moore there.
He's just as cute as can be.
He guides his team and keeps them ballin'
To the tune of 3 big victories.

But now it's what you feared,
KANSAS blocks the Road, it's clear...

AND THEY FEEL LIKE DANCING!
Dancing!
They want to dance the day away!
They feel like Dancing!
Dancing!
To go N-O-L-A!
They feel like Dancing!
Dancing!
Going to win this game
on another KANSAS...…

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL DAY!!

Our 1 seed AP#3 KANSAS Men's Basketball team (31-6, 14-4) face the biggest historical stumbling block in the storied career of Hall of Famer Bill Self -- the Elite 8. Self is one of 5 coaches to take three different teams (Tulsa, Illinois and KANSAS) to the Elite 8, but he has not been as successful overall as he would have liked -- 3-7 overall and 3-5 at KANSAS. So Sunday afternoon he and his Jayhawks will take a crack at getting KANSAS over the hump once again and getting Self his 4th Elite 8 win and trip to the Final Four.

Standing in their path are Jim Larrañaga and his Charlie Moore led 10 seed Miami Hurricanes (26-10, 14-6). Larrañaga has come a long way from his success at George Mason where in 2006 his Patriots Danced all the way to the National Semifinal game before losing to eventual National Champion Florida. Now he has Miami in its first ever Elite 8. And Moore has come a long way from his days at KU, transferring in from Cal and sitting a year in AY2017-18, then playing AY2018-19 before transferring out to play two successful seasons at DePaul before heading to Miami for his super senior season. Moore is considered to be the rock for this Hurricanes squad, the captain of the crew making sure the 'Canes get 'er done -- and for 3 straight NCAA Tournament games Miami has come out on top, leading to Sunday's meeting with his old teammates in his hometown of Chicago.

Miami hopes to advance and add some green and orange to what would otherwise be essentially an all Blue Final Four (Villanova and Duke are already in, and both UNC and Saint Peter's sport shades of blue as their colors). Can KANSAS win and do its part to make what could be a classic Final Four lineup of KANSAS, Duke, Villanova and UNC? Not all 1 seeds, but definitely all blue bloods, old and new.

Once again Miami faces long odds -- but not zero odds -- that they will have success against a higher seeded tournament opponent.

It is the job of and pleasure for our Jayhawks to make sure that the oddsmakers predictions that KANSAS will advance come true!
KANSAS LEADS THE SERIES 3-1
in Lawrence (AFH)   2-0 (2-0) Jan 1987, Jan 1991
Neutral             0-0       Sunday is first neutral court meeting
in Miami            1-1       L Jan 1989, W Jan 1990

Tipoff is at 1:20 PM CDT on CBS
Game voices will once again be KU's own mellifluous voiced Kevin Harlan on play-by-play, analysis from Dan Bonner and Reggie Miller, and Dana Jacobson as our courtside reporter.

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage with Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner -- no listing for it on ESPN+. If they do have a session, it normally starts 30 minutes before the scheduled game airing time.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
The Crimson & Blue show coverage starts at 11:30 AM CDT!

The ESPN pregame prediction favors KU to win 83.6% of the time, with the current spread 6 points in KU's favor.

CorpusJayhawk predicts an 74% chance that KANSAS will win, with a projected spread of 7 points.

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Kansas to Meet Miami in NCAA Tournament Elite 8 on Sunday
KUAD: KANSAS v Miami pre-game Notes Fifty five pages of KU info for your reading pleasure!

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Tait: Game Day Breakdown: No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 10 seed Miami (Fla.) - NCAA Elite Eight
KUSports.com - Boyer: Miami’s disruptive defense awaits Kansas in Elite Eight matchup
KUSports.com - Tait: Soaking it all in: How Kansas guard Remy Martin is embracing every second of KU’s deep tourney run
KUSports.com: To Ochai Agbaji, Kansas’ NCAA title goals take root in unfinished business
Check out the 4 videos at the end of this article!

miamiherald.com: McPherson: Everything you need to know about Miami Hurricanes’ Elite Eight matchup with Kansas

Come on, KANSAS, let's get to the Four Once More!

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FINAL FOUR #16, JAYHAWKS!

KUAthletics.com: Jayhawks Advance to 16th Final Four in Program History

As a reminder, the origin post for this pinned thread has a link to the remaining TV schedule.

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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #28957 by HawkErrant
One on One
and One on One
Historically it had never been done.
When the sun
rose on Tuesday
The “lowest” One was the Only One!

Now Blue on Blue,
Bluest ever.
Bluest of blueboods in New Orleans.
When all is done
What will we know?
Will the Only One once more rule the scene?

Blue on blue,
Defense and fast breaks.
Blue on Blue,
The Final Four is blue.
Blue on blue,
Jayhawks -- having their say
‘Nova’s going down ... on a KU --

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL DAY!!

Our 1 seed AP#3 KANSAS Men's Basketball team (32-6, 14-4) is going where KANSAS has gone 15 times before – to The Final Four!

It is a TRUTH that NO OTHER PROGRAM CAN CLAIM -- since the beginning of the NCAA Tournament in 1939, *all* six of the coaches who paced the sidelines for KANSAS did so at least once in the Final Four, and all but one made it to the National Championship game!

It is also our unfortunate reality that in those previous 15 times our Jayhawks have reached the lofty heights of the Final Four, they made the National Championship game 9 times -- but only 3 Kansas coaches have returned home with the title of NCAA Tournament Champions, one apiece.

The Great and Powerful Phog Allen himself made the title game every time his lads made the Final Four (1940, 1952 and 1953), but only in 1952 with Cumulus Clyde Lovellette (still the only player to lead the nation in scoring *and* his team to the National Championship in the same season) were Phog and the lads able to bring home the trophy. The heroics of 1953 team leader B.H. Born saw him become the first player to ever be named the NCAAT Most Outstanding Player even though his team did not win the title in Phog’s last appearance in the Tournament. Phog would have had one more crack at another ring if the Kansas State Board of Regents had approved his request for an exemption to the regulation that required State employees (which Phog was back then) to retire the year after turning 70. I am sure some historian can dig up results of the voting back then and the makeup of the Board of Regents. How many were KState alums? How many Wichita State? Inquiring minds want to know!

As the BoR disapproved Phog’s request, Allen assistant Dick Harp was selected to replace Doc and Harp coached Allen’s greatest recruit, Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlain, in one of the greatest NCAA title games ever played, the memorable – and televised! -- 1957 triple overtime loss to Frank McGuire’s #1 ranked and undefeated North Carolina team. For the second time in 5 years (and I do not believe it has happened since – please correct me if I am wrong), the Tournament MOP came from the losing team as Wilt received the recognition.

Ted Owens took over when Harp stepped down in 1964, and led KANSAS to the Final Four twice, never making the title game.

Larry Brown took over in 1983 when Owens was fired because the monied alums and new Athletic Director Monte Johnson believed the program needed a change. (In fairness to all concerned, and no disrespect to Ted Owens, it did). Brown led KU to two Final Fours (1986, 1988) in 5 years, to include the fabulous title run by Danny Manning and “The Miracles” as the media took to calling the rest of the team.

Roy Williams came to KANSAS in 1988 after Brown left for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. He took our beloved program to great heights over his 15 years at KU, reaching 4 Final Fours and 2 title games, but never breaking down that dadgum door to the throne room!

Since replacing Roy in 2003, Bill Self has run with everything Roy did at KANSAS and has taken it to the next level. Reaching the Final Four in 2008, 2012, 2018 and now in 2022 (to tie Roy for most Final Four appearances ever by a KANSAS coach), Bill has made the title game twice (2008, 2012) and won the whole shebang with the great 2008 squad!

This year, of course, he and his charges have their eyes and hearts set on bringing that trophy home to the Cradle of College Basketball once more!

Blocking their path to the title game once again are the stalwart 2 seed Villanova charges of Jay Wright (30-7, 16-4 Big East). Wright and Self have led their teams in some classic battles, with Nova currently holding the upper hand in wins 5-4 (5-3 in the Self v Wright eras). The last 3 times the two teams have played each other in the NCAA Tournament, the winner has gone on to become the National Champion (2008, 2016, 2018). Naturally KANSAS fans look for Bill’s current flock of Jayhawks to Rock Chalk up another W on the KANSAS side of the ledger on their way to the title game (Please! Please! Please!).

Sadly for Villanova, the Wildcats lost sophomore guard Justin Moore -- perhaps their most important player -- to injury in their East Regional Final over Houston. Their top defender, second leading scorer and the guy who has played the most minutes for Villanova this season, he has already had surgery to repair the torn Achilles tendon in his right leg. According to fivethirtyeight.com …

“With a healthy Moore, Villanova would have had a 42 percent chance of beating Kansas in the national semifinals on Saturday and a 22 percent chance of winning the national championship, according to FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness model. But with Moore out, those chances fell to 31 percent and 13 percent, respectively. The difference isn’t surprising: With 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game, Moore ranks second on the team in win shares with 4.9, according to Sports-Reference.com.

There’s very little historical precedent for a team losing that kind of production at this stage in the NCAA Tournament — Moore’s case is, statistically, one of the most significant injuries in recent tournament history.”

FiveThirtyEight – Lourim: Late Injuries Usually Doom Final Four Teams. Can Villanova Be The Exception?

Even more importantly, Wright has essentially played a 6 man rotation to get where the ‘Cats are today That would normally indicate a coach’s lack of faith in the abilities of the guys 7 and on to contribute to the campaign. Again citing the above fivethirtyeight.com article…

“In one way, Villanova is inherently unprepared for an injury of this magnitude at this juncture of the tournament. The Wildcats have played their bench for only 22.7 percent of available minutes this season, which ranks 323rd of 358 Division I men’s teams in the country. And the majority of those bench minutes come from one player, Caleb Daniels, who figures to slot into Moore’s spot in the starting lineup.

Beyond Daniels, Villanova’s bench has been almost nonexistent during competitive NCAA Tournament games: In the past three rounds, the Wildcats have played only two other players — guards Chris Arcidiacono and Bryan Antoine. They have combined for 14 minutes and haven’t attempted a field goal. Villanova lacks what the 2014 Kentucky team had: a reserve of former five-star recruits, like Lee, waiting to come off the bench at any moment.”

But if we have learned anything over the years when it comes to Jay Wright – never count his teams out. Even though he temporarily has the edge in face-to-face competition and has won the last two NCAAT meetings with KANSAS, he is arguably second only to Self as the best coach in the business today (yes, Self is even better than K when talking the best in the biz today, at least in the opinion of Gary Parrish of CBS Sports - and for once I won't disagree with him :P ).

So as was the case with Miami, Villanova faces long odds -- but not zero odds -- that they will have success against KANSAS in the NCAA Tournament this year.

And as was the case with Miami, it is the job of and pleasure for our Jayhawks to once again make sure that the oddsmakers’ predictions that KANSAS will advance come true! Or to shatter the dreams of those feckless fools who predict that this sorely weakened Villanova team will still prevail, when it seems Fate has paved the road for KANSAS!
KANSAS TRAILS IN THE SERIES 4-5
in Lawrence (AFH)   2-0 (2-0) Jan 2004, Dec 2018
Neutral             2-3       W: Mar 1968 NY (NIT), Mar 2008 Detroit (MW Regional)
                              L: Nov 2013 Bahamas, Mar 2016 Louisville (S Regional), 
                                 Mar 2018 San Antonio (FF)
in Philadelphia     0-2       Jan 2005, Dec 2019

Tipoff is at 5:09 PM CDT on TBS
Game voices will be Jim Nantz on play-by-play, analysis from Bill Raftery and Grant Hill (Oh, joy! Oh joy! For those two to call our game! :blink: ), and Tracey Wolfson as our courtside reporter.

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage with Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner -- no listing for it on ESPN+.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
The Crimson & Blue show coverage starts at 3:30 PM CDT, and pregame and game coverage begins at 4:30 PM CDT!

The ESPN pregame prediction favors Villanova to win 51.3% of the time, but I have my doubts that figure factors in the loss of Justin Moore. The current spread of 4 points in KU's favor would support my supposition.

CorpusJayhawk writes "My DPPI gives Kansas a 54% probability of winning with no adjustments. If I add 3 points for the loss of Moore, it jumps to around 67%. So that seems about right to me. That would make the probability of winning it all about 38% as well. I like our chances." link

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Kansas to Face Villanova in Final Four on Satruday
KUAD: KANSAS v Viallanova pre-game Notes Fifty seven pages of KU info for your reading pleasure!
Live Stat: (1) KANSAS v (2) Villanova)

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com - Tait: Collin Gillespie, Villanova (again) await Kansas in Final Four showdown
KUSports.com - Tait: Top-seeded Jayhawks arrive in New Orleans ready to soak up ‘college basketball’s best’
KUSports.com - video: Kansas coach Bill Self meets with the media after KU's arrival in New Orleans for the 2022 Final Four
KUSports.com – video: Kansas' Bill Self speaks on facing Villanova in the Final Four
KUSports.com – Tait: Here’s what Villanova’s missing without injured guard Justin Moore, along with how they plan to replace him
KUSports.com – video: Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot on returning to the Final Four and facing Villanova
KUSports.com – video: Villanova coach Jay Wright breaks down his team ahead of Saturday's Final Four matchup with Kansas
KUSports.com – Tait: How this year's Jayhawks stack up to the 3 other Final Four teams Bill Self has put together in his 19 years at Kansas
KUSports.com – Tait: Even as the MOP, Remy Martin deflects credit to his teammates; but there's no doubt that his swagger helped make this Kansas run possible
KUSports.com – Tait: Big Dave comes up huge in KU's 76-50 Elite Eight win over Miami in Chicago

ESPN.com – Medcalf: March Madness: First look at the 2022 NCAA Final Four men's basketball teams

NCAA.com: Blue Bloods Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Villanova to headline 2022 NCAA DI men's basketball Final Four in New Orleans


Come on, KANSAS, time to even things up with Villanova and get to Monday Night!

LET'S GO JAYHAWKS!

ROCK CHALK! JAY HAWK! K U!

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4 months 1 week ago #28972 by HawkErrant
Link to LJW: Matt Tait's Game Day Breakdown.

Nice piece by Matt.

Note well, however -- near the end Tait writes "KU leads the all-time series with the Wildcats 5-4".
The KUAD preGAME NOTES I linked to in the previous post has KANSAS trailing Nova 4-5.

The details are included in the previous post.

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DOWN GOES 'NOVA!

Let's get ready to RUMBLE on Monday for all the marbles!

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4 months 6 days ago - 4 months 5 days ago #29006 by HawkErrant
1952-03-26: 70 years ago this year - NCAA Title 1
1988-04-04: 34 years ago on the 4th of April - NCAA Title 2 (my first as a Jayhawk!)
2008-04-07: 14 years ago - NCAA Title 3
2022-04-04: I do so like it being the 4th of April, and it being the 70th anniversary of Phog's win!
=======================================================================

"One more", Jayhawks!
Bill Self and KANSAS
are 3-0 v UNC.

May Hubie follow
in Roy's footsteps
for another KANSAS victory!

tarred ones lose in 2022 ... on one last KANSAS --

... Buh duh DUH duh DUH DUH duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH ... BALL NIGHT!

Having tied Roy Williams with four KANSAS Final Four appearances, our 1 seed AP#3 KANSAS Men's Basketball team (33-6, 14-4) is in the third National Championship game of Bill Self's Hall of Fame career! In KANSAS history only the great Phog Allen himself has ever been to the summit 3 times, and now that Bill has tied that record, he's wanting to set another by becoming the first coach in KANSAS history to win more than one NCAA title!

"One more."

KANSAS is 3-6 in its 9 previous National Championship games.:dry:
Here's to our AY2021-22 squad upping that record to 4-6 on Monday night!B)

"One more."

My personal hope -- DAVE has another monster game helping KANSAS win it all and gets named Most Outstanding Player to get both the title of National Champion and his jersey in the rafters!

"One more."

Blocking their path in the National Championship game for the first time since Wilt & KANSAS came up short in the 1957 3OT classic are the tarred ones of North Carolina (29-8, 15-5), coached by first year head coach and former Heels player Hubert "Hubie" Davis. In tournament history there have been 10 Division 1 first year head coaches to make the Final Four, but Hubie will try to become just the second first year head coach to win it all since Steve Fisher did it with Michigan in the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

"One more."

KANSAS TRAILS IN THE SERIES 5-6
in Lawrence (AFH)   0-1 (0-1) Dec 1960
Neutral             5-5      
in Chapel Hill       -   never played there

Bill Self's teams have won the last three meetings, all in the NCAA Tournament.
04/05/2008 San Antonio, TX	Final Four		W 84-66 Alamodome
03/25/2012 St. Louis, MO	MW Regional finals	W 80-67 Edward Jones Dome
03/24/2013 Kansas City, MO	MWR Sweet 16		W 70-58 Sprint Center
For more details on the above history go to this link.
May Hubie's team repeat the successes that Roy had against KANSAS!

"One more."

Tipoff is at 8:20 PM CDT on TBS
Game voices will be Jim Nantz on play-by-play, analysis from Bill Raftery and Grant Hill, and Tracey Wolfson as our courtside reporter.

The Jayhawk Network Radio crew will be Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Greg Gurley (analyst).

Jayhawk Game Day Live coverage with Dave Stewart and Jeff Gueldner -- no listing for it on ESPN+, but on the postgame episode after the Villanova win, they mention being in AFH for the pregame coverage on Monday, so it doesn't hurt to look for it on ESPN+ tomorrow just in case. And the Nova post game, with all the interviews (Jay Wright is one right guy!) was fun to watch.

DON'T FORGET that you can listen to the home crew on kuathletics.leanplayer.com/ .
If my math is right the Crimson & Blue show coverage starts at 6:30 PM CDT, and pregame and game coverage begins at 7:30 PM CDT!

The ESPN pregame BPI prediction favors KANSAS to win 70.5% of the time. The current spread is 4 points in KU's favor.

Corpus Jayhawk's DPPI - 61.6% win probability and a 4 point spread advantage

fivethirtyeight.com: KANSAS 68% for the win!

KU Athletics links
KUAD: Kansas to Face North Carolina in NCAA Title Game on Monday
KUAD: KANSAS v North Carolina pre-game Notes Fifty two pages of KU info for your reading pleasure! But I do note that whoever put the KU-UNC series table together made some mistakes in prepping the extra info notes. The corrected game info is noted above in this post.

OTHER LINKS
KUSports.com/AP: North Carolina the final obstacle for Kansas on road to sixth national championship
KUSports.com - Tait: Why this KU run, at this particular time, means so much for a Kansas basketball team that sits 1 win shy of a national title
KUSports.com - Tait: Jayhawks’ mindset heading into Monday night: ‘Might as well give it all we’ve got’
KUSports.com – Boyer: North Carolina’s Brady Manek provides Kansas with unique 3-point shooting challenge
KUSports.com – Boyer: UNC’s Armando Bacot expects to face Kansas in NCAA title game despite ankle injury
ESPN.com: Out of the (Carolina) blue, Tar Heels go for title vs Kansas
cbssports.com: Kansas vs. North Carolina: Who has position-by-position edge in 2022 NCAA basketball championship game?
cbssports.com: UNC vs. Kansas for national title could be epic: From Dean to Roy and beyond, blue bloods have a deep history
cbssports.com: UNC vs. Kansas: Tar Heels confident they won't be drained for NCAA title game after emotional win vs. Duke (I don't believe it!)
newsobserver.com: Another top-10 foe awaits Tar Heels. How UNC matches up with Kansas in championship game
si.com: Five Matchups That Will Decide UNC-Kansas Title Game

Come on, KANSAS, time to even things up with the tarred ones and get that 4th NCAA Tournament crown!

LET'S GO JAYHAWKS!

ROCK CHALK! JAY HAWK! K U!

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4 months 5 days ago #29012 by HawkErrant
All the projections say KANSAS wins NCAAT Title 4!

May the spirits of Wilt, Phog, my Dad & Mom and Anna’s Dad Frank (a Lawrence born & raised, lifelong KU fan) join in with the ethereal good vibrations of Jayhawk Nation to help our lads win it all!

Frank was born on April 2.
Sure hope he has a little angel dust left to sprinkle on our Jayhawks as we like to believe he did on Saturday!

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