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Postgame Report Card, Sweet 16 style: Kansas 98, Purdue 66

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/23/kansas-basketball-v-purdue-sweet-sixteen/120754/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 98-66, Sweet 16 victory over Purdue. **Note:** *I tried not to grade this game in the context of it being a packaged deal with the two that came before it, but it was awfully tough to do.* Offense: A+ ----------- Unless you’re ...

Common opponents only mean so much in KU-Purdue showdown

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120710/ Kansas coach Bill Self was asked on Wednesday if Purdue’s second-round victory over Iowa State, winner of this season’s Big 12 tournament and the only team to knock off Kansas at home in the past three years, got his attention. Purdue coach Matt Painter was asked a similar question ...

KU-Purdue by the numbers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120698/ On the surface, today’s match-up between top-seeded Kansas (30-4) and No. 4 seed Purdue (27-7) in the Midwest Regional semifinals at Kansas City’s Sprint Center seems like a clash between two completely different teams. On paper, however, these two teams appear much more similar than many are saying. From ...

Breaking down KU-Purdue on Sports Radio 810 WHB's "Sports Night"

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/22/kansas-and-purdue-ncaa-practices-and-press-confere/120692/ We're now less than 24 hours away from tip-off in the Sweet 16. After several hours at Sprint Center on Wednesday afternoon and evening, between the drive home and finishing up a few stories for Thursday's paper, I hopped on with Sports Radio 810 WHB host Cody Tapp on ...

Breaking down KU forward Dwight Coleby's big night

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/19/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/120675/ Kansas forward Dwight Coleby, whose nine second-half minutes in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State were as important as any played by any player in the game, prides himself on being ready. But more than that, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound native of the Bahamas prides himself on his ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Michigan State 70

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/19/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/120646/ Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 90-70, second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State on Sunday night at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Offense: A ---------- Scoring 100 points in the first round was one thing, but following that up with 90 in Round 2, against Tom Izzo ...

KU-Michigan State by the numbers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/17/kansas-basketball-v-uc-davis/120636/ In the past couple of days, we’ve used a bunch of words and thoughts, characters and quotes to set up today’s second-round clash between top-seeded Kansas (29-4) and No. 9 seed Michigan State (20-14) at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. And while a key hustle play, clutch adjustment or ...

Let's be Frank: Mason's importance vs. Michigan State goes well beyond scoring

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2017/mar/17/kansas-basketball-v-uc-davis/120624/ By now, everyone in the country knows that Kansas senior Frank Mason III is a stone-cold scorer. His 3-point shot is a bona fide weapon, his transition game is relentless and flat-out frightening and his willingness to throw his body into, over, through and around bigger, stronger, taller opponents ...

KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks' NCAA Tourney Run Off to a Terrific Start

Matt Tait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgyAX50MWjM

Road To The Final Four - The Journey Begins Today

Matt Tait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXEqyNiqnl4

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