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Landen Lucas: No team will out-work KU
Kansas senior center Landen Lucas said the Jayhawks were up to the challenge presented by a Michigan State team associated with its blue collar approach to basketball, under hall of fame coach Tom Izzo.
“We work hard, too,” Lucas said. “We get on the glass, and we like to be physical, too. I don’t think any team is gonna out-work us and that’s something that starts with me doing the small things and dirty work inside. I just try to come out and set the tone and I think we, as a team, did a pretty good job doing exactly what their game plan probably was to do to us, and that’s just get after it and do the little things, do the dirty work and do it well.”
The Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16 by defeating Michigan State, 90-70, at BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla., a heated NCAA Tournament contest which came with some trash talk from the Spartans.