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