The Jayhawks (30-4), the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional, polished off No. 9 seed Michigan State, 90-70, on Sunday at BOK Center and in the process assured a spot in Thursday’s Sweet 16 contest against No. 4-seed Purdue at the Sprint Center. - From Kansas City Star
The Jayhawks’ victory over Michigan State (20-15) assured KU (30-4) a spot in Thursday’s Sweet 16 contest against fourth-seeded Purdue at the Sprint Center, where KU was bounced by TCU 85-82 in a first-round Big 12 tournament quarterfinal game on March 9.
We have to feed off their energy.” Lucas, who personally thanked Coleby for keeping alive his senior season and his collegiate career, had nine points and four rebounds in the first half as KU led 40-35 at the break.
I mean it was mainly Jayhawk fans, but we know the Sprint Center is going to be rocking for us.” “I felt like our guys played loose for the most part, just too excited (in trailing 22-21 with 7:11 left in the half),” Self said.
I think he was a little bit too juiced early himself,” Self added of the 6-8 Jackson, who had nine points on 4-of-9 shooting the first half.
Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, a Michigan native, spoke during a press conference following the Jayhawks' 90-70 victory over Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.