No. 6 Kansas 64, No. 7 Ohio St. 62

Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that’s been teetering

on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one

of the last two left.

Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas

Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night

to lift the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Ohio

State in the Final Four – a game Kansas led for a grand total of 3

minutes, 48 seconds.

After scoring the first bucket, Kansas didn’t lead again until

Travis Releford made two free throws with 2:48 left. That lasted

for 11 seconds, but the Jayhawks (32-6), who trailed by as many as

13, overcame another deficit and finally held on against the

Buckeyes (31-8).

The game played out sort of the way the whole season has in

Lawrence.

Early in the year, coach Bill Self wondered if this team was

even tournament material. The Jayhawks trailed most of the night

against Purdue in the regional semifinals and were no better than

North Carolina for most of the next game.

One win. Then another. This latest one came on the biggest stage

– in the Superdome. Next, a meeting Monday with Kentucky and a

chance to bring the second title in five years back to Allen

Fieldhouse.