Who? The Jayhawks of Kansas.
Where? Lawrence, Kansas, by one vote over Emporia.
When? March 23rd, in Boulder, Colorado.
Why? Has to be the SOS. I have no idea what they’re doing here, to be honest, but I said that about them last year, and they almost knocked out Tennessee.
How? They were an at-large selection.
Surprise? Predicted to finish third in the conference, they finished seventh.
Record: 18-13 (8-10 Big XII)
Good wins: At Creighton.
Bad losses: At Arkansas.
Who’s running this show? Bonnie Hendrickson, since 2004, who played at St. Cloud State.
Extra, Extra! The Lawrence Journal-World.
Senior forward Carolyn Davis leads the Jayhawks with 15.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game on 54.9% from the field. Diminutive senior point guard Angel Goodrich averages 14.2 points, 6.9 assists, and close to three steals, and is a solid playmaker.
Factoid that will only amuse me: Carolyn Davis and Chelsea Gardner have the same number of rebounds going into the NCAA tournament, 208 in 31 games.