March 19, 2007
KU peaking at the right time
The Kansas Jayhawks (32-4; 17-2) are on quite a roll. Since losing to Texas A&M (27-6; 13-4) back on February 3, Bill Self's squad has won 13 games by an average of 19.85-points per contest. Despite not having a true "go-to" guy, the Jayhawks are one of 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament, and appear to be the favorite to cut down the nets in Atlanta, Ga., in early April.
"We're obviously very excited about the win," said Self. "I thought we played pretty well here in Chicago and I am real anxious and excited to move on. Hopefully we can just tighten up a few things and play good next weekend also."
Since losing to the Aggies in early February, Self's squad, for the most part, has been flat-out sensational. The Jayhawks ended the regular season winning eight straight games by an average of 22.38-points per game.
Kansas won its second straight Big 12 Tournament Championship by defeating Oklahoma, Kansas State and Texas by an average of nine-points per game.
Despite trailing the Longhorns, 32-10, early in the first half of the Big 12 Tournament final, the Jayhawks completed the largest comeback in school history by defeating Texas, 88-84 in overtime.
"To be honest with you, I'm pretty worn out right now, so it wasn't a - I wasn't ecstatic," said Self after KU defeated UT in the Big 12 Championship game.
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