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April 8, 2012Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self and junior forward Thomas Robinson will hold a press conference Monday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. (Central) in the Allen Fieldhouse media room.
Playing a key role in Kansas winning its eighth straight Big 12 regular season championship, and advancing to the National Championship game, Robinson averaged 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
Robinson, the Big 12 Player of the Year and First Team All-America, scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds against Detroit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Neb.
Robinson, the 6-foot-9, 239-pound forward from Washington, D.C., went for 11 and 13 against Purdue, 18 and 15 against North Carolina State, and 18 and 9 against North Carolina.
Against Ohio State in the Final Four, Robinson chipped in 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Overall, he was 8-of-18 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free-throw line. In the National Championship game, Robinson scored a team high 19 points and grabbed a game high 17 rebounds against Kentucky.
During a year in which many expected Kansas to rebuild, Robinson helped guide Bill Self's squad to a record of 33-7.