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Perfect for a championship game.
NEW ORLEANS — As thou-
sands of students lined up waiting
for tickets in a parking garage
adjacent to the Mercedez-Benz
Superdome, a “Let’s go Jayhawks”
chant boomed throughout the
garage. Right on cue, Louisville,
Kentucky and Ohio State fans
drowned out the chant with boos.
But that was the calm part of
The chaos began early in the
morning when students from all
four universities lined up, hop-
ing to get a floor seat to the two
Final Four games. A metal bar-
rier separated each school, and
everything was calm, until secu-
rity guards told the students they
weren’t supposed to be in the
garage at all.
That’s when panic broke out.
Students said they stampeded
outside of the garage, hoping to
keep their spot at the front of the
line. Before things could settle
down, the students were instruct-
ed to return to their original
place inside the
when they first
arrived at the
garage. But the relaxed nature of
the line, quickly changed.
“We got here at 12:30 a.m. last
night, and there was no one here,”
Hoagland and McKenzie said. “As
soon as we all got back outside, it
was literally 2,800 students, run-
ning in one direction and then
the other direction. It was like
running of the bulls with drunk
who wished to
a video of a
c onf r ont at i on
he had with a
for Festival and
or FESS, that
turned ugly. The student record-
ed the video once the students
were let back in the garage.
— Edited by Nadia Imafidon
Fans fared better than their ve-
hicles amid the raging crowd on
Massachusetts Street Saturday.
James Dean, from Topeka, ran
to his car after the game. He saw
a man standing on the roof of his
car and shoved him off. It was too
late; the roof had been damaged.
Fortunately, Dean was prepared
for the collateral damage of a fan
Dean’s car might have been at-
tractive to any KU fan because of
its paint job. Every other panel
was spray painted red and blue,
and “KU” was painted on the
hood of the car.
“I just bought the car to do this
to it,” said Dean. “I’m that much
of a Jayhawk fan. I paid three
hundred bucks for the car, twenty
for the spray paint, and a hundred
for alcohol; Hell of a good time.”
Nick Newberry drove down-
town and parked in front of Jef-
ferson’s, 743 Massachusetts Street,
two minutes before the game
“I neglected to realize that
this chaos would happen, and I
bought this car three weeks ago,”
PaNIc takEs ovEr lINE for fINal four tIckEts
Students wait in line to purchase tickets before the NCAA Final Four Tournament in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The
event became chaotic after students were misenformed that they were waiting in the wrong location.
Strangers hugged. Police ofcers
high-fved pedestrians. Crowds
swarmed downtown Lawrence
amid echoing Rock Chalk chants
and freworks. Celebration erupted
across Lawrence Saturday night af-
ter the men’s basketball team nar-
rowly beat Ohio State to advance to
the National Championship.
Like thousands of other fans, Er-
ica Cosgrove, a junior, rushed onto
Massachusetts Street in celebration.
“It’s the best thing I’ve been a part
of here,” Cosgrove said.
Massachusetts Street remained
fooded from the end of the game
until the bars closed and con-
sumed most of the downtown area
from 11th Street northward.
Megan Hawman, a senior from
Overland Park, was part of the
crowd in front of Te Granada,
1020 Massachusetts St.
“Tis is unbelievable,” Hawman
said. “It’s awesome to see people in
such good spirits.”
Te post-game celebration was
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Caught in the middle of the chaos on Massachusettes Street, a parked SUV trampled by students in the middle of the road in front of
the granada. parked cars became victims of vandalism after the Final Four win over Ohio State Saturday night.
parked vehicles on Mass. Street
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“It was like running of the
bulls with drunk college
pAT HOAglAND AND grANT MCKeNzIe
louisville senior and sophomore
Information pulled from the Douglas
County Sheriff’s Offce and KU Offce
of Public Safety booking recaps
A 28-year-old Mission man was ar-
rested Sunday at 2:46 a.m. on the 200
block of West 6th Street on suspicion
of domestic battery. He is being held
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Sunday at 2:45 a.m. on
the 1600 block of Kasold Road on
suspicion of criminal property damage
valued at $250. Bond was set at $250.
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was
Sunday at 1:57 a.m. on the 1800 block
of West 23rd Street on suspicion of
possession of marijuana, possession
of drug paraphernalia and operating
while under the infuence. Bond was
set at $700.
A 24-year-old Atchison woman was
arrested Sunday at 12:45 a.m. on the
1000 block of Massachusetts Street on
suspicion of aggravated battery. She
is being held without bond.
A male University student was ar-
rested Sunday at 12:33 a.m in down-
town Lawrence on suspicion of public
consumption of liquor and disorderly
conduct. Bond was set at $400.
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Sunday at 12:15 a.m. on the
900 block of Ohio Street on suspicion
of operating while under the infuence.
Bond was set at $500.
A 29-year-old Lawrence woman
was arrested Saturday at 10:22 p.m.
on the 1500 block of Oakhill Avenue
on suspicion of aggravated battery
and criminal property damage. She is
being held without bond.
A 37-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 10 p.m. on the
4900 block of West 6th Street on sus-
picion of criminal trespassing. Bond
was set at $100.
A 27-year-old Kansas City, Mo.,
man was arrested Saturday at 8:56
p.m. on the 900 block of Vermont
Street on suspicion of criminal prop-
erty damage and battery. He is being
held without bond.
A 23-year-old Wichita man was
arrested Saturday at 8:53 p.m. on the
3300 block of Iowa Street on suspicion
of theft valued at $100. Bond was set
A 27-year-old Leavenworth man
was arrested Saturday at 8:41 p.m.
on the 200 block of East 9th Street on
suspicion of interfering with the duties
of an offcer and urinating or defecat-
ing in public. Bond was set at $200.
A 25-year-old Ottawa man was
arrested Saturday at 1:18 p.m. on the
3300 block of Iowa Street on suspicion
of theft of a detective device and pos-
session of stolen property. Bond was
set at $2,000.
A 43-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 1:15 p.m. on
the 2700 block of Stratford Road on
suspicion of driving while intoxicated
and driving while suspended. Bond
was set at $1,500.
A 41-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 12:50 p.m. on the
4800 block of Bob Billings Parkway on
suspicion of having indecent liberties
with a child. Bond was set at $45,000.
A male University student was
arrested Saturday at 2:48 a.m. on the
1000 block of Indiana Street on suspi-
cion of operating under the infuence
and not having insurance. Bond was
set at $600.
A 42-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 2:08 a.m. on the
2400 block of Bryce Court on suspicion
of criminal property damage valued at
$250. Bond was set at $250.
A male University student was
arrested Saturday at 1:31 a.m. on
the 400 block of West 19th Street on
suspicion of aggravated battery. Bond
was set at $7,500.
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 1:13 a.m. on
the 900 block of Michigan Street on
suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Bond was set at $250.
A male University student was
arrested Saturday at 12:03 a.m. on
the 300 block of West 14th Street on
suspicion of possession of another
person’s driver’s license, interfering
with the duties of an offcer and being
a minor purchasing, in possession of
or consuming alcohol. Bond was set
The Offce of Public Safety reported
a case of assault Tuesday night at
7:28 p.m. at Oliver Hall after someone
threatened another person and was
found to be in possession of a fake
Pennsylvania driver’s license. The case
was cleared by arrest.
— Laura Sather
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chance rain. Wind 5 to
Use the rainy day to rest.
70 percent chance of
rain. East wind 5 to 10
A break from the heat wave.
Sunny. NE wind 5 to
Ending the week mildly.
Forecaster: Jack McEnaney and Sasha Glanville,
KU Atmospheric Science
what: Association of American
University Presses Book, Jacket, and
wheRe: University Press of Kansas,
2502 Westbrooke Circle
wheN: All day
aBOUt: Books published in 2010 show
off their book jackets
what: “The Foreigner”
wheRe: William Inge Memorial The-
atre, Murphy Hall
wheN: 7:30 p.m.
aBOUt: Theatre students present
Larry’s Shue’s comedy; tickets cost
$10 for students and performances
continue throughout the week
what: Karaoke Costume Night
wheN: 10 p.m.
aBOUt: Not watching the game? Hit
the Jazzhaus; Monday’s costume
theme is pin-ups
Monday, April 2 Tuesday, April 3 Wednesday, April 4 Thursday, April 5
what: Lecture: “Running 101: Shoe
Fit, Hydration, Nutrition”
wheRe: Room 202, Ambler Student
Recreation Fitness Center
wheN: 12 p.m.
aBOUt: As part of its Lunch and Learn
series, Recreation Services presents a
seminar on how to stay hydrated and
healthy while running in the April heat
what: Study group: Presidential Play-
wheRe: Dole Institute of Politics
wheN: 4 p.m.
aBOUt: Political communications
expert Tom King speaks about the
status of elections and presidential
what: Lecture: “Visualizing the
wheRe: The Commons, Spooner Hall
wheN: 7:30 p.m.
aBOUt: History professor Dr. Janet
Ward from the University of Oklahoma
gives a free lecture
what: KU Smokeout
wheRe: Wescoe Beach
wheN: 11 a.m.
ABOUT: Students and faculty from
Student Health Services provide
information about tobacco use
what: Student Lecture Series: Bill
wheRe: Ballroom, Kansas Union
wheN: 7 p.m.
aBOUt: ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen
speaks to students about being an
what: 2012 Dole Lecture with Senator
wheRe: Dole Institute of Politics
wheN: 7:30 p.m.
aBOUt: Former Senate majority leader
George Mitchell speaks to student
about his work in politics
what: Lecture: “International Law and
wheRe: Room 104, Green Hall
wheN: 12:30 p.m.
aBOUt: Chicago’s Israeli Consulate
Deputy Consul General Shahar Arieli
speaks to students about responding
to terrorism in Israel
what: SMA Student Night: “Art Here!
wheRe: Spencer Museum of Art
wheN: 5:30 p.m.
aBOUt: The Student Advisory Board
at the Spencer Museum of Art hosts a
night for student artists
what: Campus Movie: “The Girl With
the Dragon Tattoo”
wheRe: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas
wheN: 8 p.m.
aBOUt: SUA presents director David
Fincher’s flm adaptation from the
novel by Steig Larsson
students to interviews
Students can get a frst look at
the second of three candidates vying
for vice provost for student affairs
at a student open forum Monday
afternoon. Beth Hellwig, vice provost
at the University of Wisconsin, will be
available to answer questions from
students at 1:30 p.m. for an hour in
the Centennial Room of the Kansas
Union. A second forum, open to the
public, will also be held later at 4
p.m. in the same room. Students are
encouraged to attend and participate
in the vice provost selection process.
“The search for vice provost for
student affairs has generated three
excellent fnalists,” said Jeffrey Vitter,
the executive vice chancellor in an
announcement of the forums. “Filling
this important role is yet another of
the many exciting things happening
Curriculum vitaes for the candi-
dates and full scheduling are avail-
able on the provost’s website.
PORTLAND, Maine — President
Barack Obama accused Republicans
of clinging to economic policies that
preceded the Great Depression and
the more recent economic downturn,
accusing his rivals of showing signs
Raising campaign cash in Maine,
Obama said Republicans want to
return to economic policies that would
let Wall Street play by its own set of
rules and allow insurance companies
to roll back health coverage.
“We won’t win the race for new jobs
and new businesses and middle-class
security if we cling to this same old,
worn-out, tired ‘you’re on your own’
economics that the other side is ped-
dling,” Obama said.
“It was tried in the decades before
the Great Depression. It didn’t work
then. It was tried in the last decade.
It didn’t work,” he said. “You know,
the idea you would keep on doing the
same thing over and over again, even
though it’s been proven not to work.
That’s a sign of madness.”
Obama raised campaign cash in
Vermont, where he said the economy
was getting stronger and businesses
were gaining confdence. He also of-
fered a vigorous defense of his health
care law, though without mentioning
the Supreme Court case to determine
the constitutionality of its main
Taking a shot at his GOP rivals,
Obama said President Abraham
Lincoln “couldn’t win the nomination”
for the Republican Party right now.
— Associated Press
MEXICO CITY — The four candi-
dates for Mexico’s presidency offcially
launched their campaigns for the July 1
election on Friday, all of them promising
Enrique Pena Nieto, who is running
for the Institutional Revolutionary Party
that ruled Mexico from 1929 to 2000,
used the word “change” 26 times in his
frst offcial campaign speech.
“Mexico is clear on what it wants,
and it doesn’t want more of the same,”
Pena Nieto declared in the western city
of Guadalajara. “It wants to exit this
stage of shadow and darkness and en-
ter a new stage of light and hope.”
Pena Nieto’s focus on “a grand
crusade for change” and “the change
we want” echoed the 2008 campaign
slogan of President Barack Obama,
“change we can believe in.” It was
unclear whether that echo was inten-
The Obama campaign’s skillful use
of social media in 2008, when it em-
ployed email, text messages and the
Web to reach voters, appears to have
made an impact on the Mexican politi-
Josefna Vazquez Mota, whose pre-
campaign appearances have been
plagued by logistical diffculties and
poor planning, told supporters Friday to
use social media, “this new world that
accompanies us,” to attract potential
“It’s going to be hard to reach every
corner of the country,” Vazquez Mota
acknowledged. In fact, the frst female
candidate for a major Mexican party
has had trouble making it on time to
campaign events in Mexico City, let
alone the often violent and isolated out-
lying regions of the country.
Though she is an incumbent-
party candidate, Vazquez Mota is
campaigning on the one-word slogan,
“Different,” perhaps an attempt to
distance herself from President Felipe
Calderon’s six-year offensive against
drug cartels. More than 47,000 lives
have been lost to drug-related violence
in that time.
All three major-party candidates said
they want to bring peace to Mexico.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who
is making his second run for the presi-
dency for the leftist Democratic Revolu-
tion Party after narrowly losing the 2006
election, said at his frst campaign
news conference Friday that he repre-
sents “true change.”
Lopez Obrador led weeks of street
blockades to protest what he claimed
was fraud in the 2006 elections and
later anointed himself as “legitimate
president.” He has since been seeking
to change his angry, radical image for
a softer one.
YANGON, Myanmar — The party
of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said
she had led it to a landslide election vic-
tory Sunday, setting the stage for her to
take public offce for the frst time and
head a small opposition in the military-
As results came in Sunday night from
the poll watchers of Suu Kyi’s National
League for Democracy, party spokesman
and campaign manager Nyan Win pro-
jected it would win 40 of 45 parliamen-
tary seats at stake. It had contested 44.
No offcial results were expected be-
fore Monday. Independent verifcation of
the vote was not possible.
The victory, if confrmed, would mark
a major milestone in the Southeast Asian
nation, where the military has ruled al-
most exclusively for a half-century and
where a new reform-minded government
is seeking legitimacy and a lifting of
It would also mark the biggest prize
of Suu Kyi’s political career, and a
spectacular reversal of fortune for the
66-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate
who the former junta had kept impris-
oned in her lakeside home for the better
part of two decades.
A digital signboard outside the Na-
tional League for Democracy’s headquar-
ters in Myanmar’s main city, Yangon,
announced in the late afternoon that Suu
Kyi had won a seat. Supporters gathered
by the thousands began wildly shouting
upon learning the news, chanting “We
won! We won!” while clapping, danc-
ing, waving red party fags and gesturing
with thumbs-up and V-for-victory signs.
As more counts came in from the
NLD’s poll watchers around the country,
the crowd grew to as many as 10,000.
The party’s security guards tried without
success to keep the traffc fowing past
the people occupying much of the road
and all nearby sidewalks.
AGADEZ, Niger — Booms from
rocket launchers and automatic gunfre
crackled Sunday around Mali’s fabled
town of Timbuktu, known as an ancient
seat of Islamic learning, for its 700-year-
old mud mosque and, more recently, as
host of the musical Festival in the Desert
that attracted Bono in January.
On Sunday, nomadic Tuaregs who
descended from the people who frst cre-
ated Timbuktu in the 11th century and
seized it from invaders in 1434, attacked
the city in their fght to create a home-
land for the Sahara’s blue-turbanned no-
mads. Their assault deepens a political
crisis sparked March 21 when mutinous
soldiers seized power in the capital. The
Tuaregs have rebelled before, but never
have they succeeded in taking Timbuktu
or the major northern centers of Kidal
and Gao, which fell Friday and Satur-
day as demoralized government troops
The expression “from here to Timbuk-
tu” conjures up the end-of-the-earth
remoteness of the sun-baked frontier
town. It does not express the town’s
dynamic role as a major crossroads
for the caravan trade between the Arab
north and black West Africa, bringing
together black Africans, Berbers, Arabs
and, above all, the Tuaregs.
The Tuareg set up their camel-skin
and palm-mat tents in the dry season,
attracted by Timbuktu’s location where
the Niger River fows toward the southern
brink of the Sahara Desert, prompting
some to call it the point where “the camel
meets the canoe.”
The tents soon gave way to sun-dried
terracotta-colored mud brick buildings
built in the Moorish style as traders,
medical doctors, clerics, artists, poets
and others settled.
From the sizzling desert sand
and burning sun, one enters walled
enclosures with a central courtyard and
archways leading to the welcome cool
of shadowy rooms where men chat over
copious cups of strong, mint-favored tea
brewed thrice in a time-honored tradition.
Women bake bread in the sand and cook
spice-perfumed dishes of goat, cow and
camel meat favored with dried wild
hibiscus fowers or the powdered leaves
of the okra plant fried in shea butter.
MOSCOW — Police detained
about 55 protesters on Sunday outside
the gates to Red Square, which was
unexpectedly closed to all visitors and
tourists to prevent an anti-Kremlin
Opposition activists had called on
supporters to walk around the square
wearing the white ribbons that have be-
come a symbol of the protest movement
against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
and the stifing of democratic politics
during his 12 years in power.
When police took the unusual step
of closing the vast cobblestone square
near the Kremlin, about 300 protest-
ers gathered instead just outside the
gates. The meeting place, communi-
cated through social networking sites,
was the “zero kilometer,” the spot from
where all distances from Moscow are
Holding hands to form a circle, the
protesters chanted “This is our city,”
‘’Russia will be free” and “Russia with-
Some of the protesters then de-
manded to be allowed onto Red Square
and police rounded them up, leading or
carrying them onto waiting buses.
Police said about 55 people were
Putin faced unprecedented protests
by tens of thousands of people in the
months ahead of a March presidential
election. Since his victory, the street
protests have dwindled and have been
routinely broken up by police. Those
detained have usually been released by
the end of the day.
The protest movement, however, has
inspired a rise in civic activism and
involvement in local politics.
Hundreds of volunteers from Mos-
cow were observing a second-round
mayoral election on Sunday in the city
of Yaroslavl, 250 kilometers (150 miles)
northeast of the capital, where the op-
position candidate was in a runoff with
the candidate supported by the local
and regional governments.
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NEWS Of ThE WORLD
Descendents of ancient Islamic city of Timbuktu attack city
— Associated Press
Democrat candidate Suu Kyi wins seat in Myanmar election
Presidential candidates in Mexican election promise change
Police block off Red Square to prevent anti-Putin protest
Russian police offcers detain a pro-
tester during an unsanctioned oppo-
sition rally in Moscow Sunday.
Malian soldiers from the 512th Mo-
torised Infantry company complete their
training by U.S. Special Forces in the
desert near Timbuktu In this March 18,
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for
Democracy party supporters cheer upon
the party’s announcement outside party
headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Sun-
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Because the stars
know things we don’t.
aries (March 21-april 19)
Today is an 7
Wait to make a final decision;
there’s no need to rush. Think
over all the hidden options.
Take a hike or get into physical
action, and the perfect answer
Taurus (april 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Yesterday’s fool had pranks
(or not). Today you may as well
wait to make a move. The joke
would fall flat. Keep planning,
and analyze a strategy for
gemini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
Cash flow improves, and you
feel more balanced now. It’s
not as much as you hoped, or
as little as you’d feared. Stick
with the facts, and let the rest
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Today is an 8
Abundance is yours. Sync
schedules with your partner.
Some of the things you try
might not work, but your com-
munity has all the resources
leo (July 23-aug. 22)
Today is a 8
Don’t fear exploration and ad-
venture. Finish tasks at work,
work out the finances and
make it happen. You have what
it takes. Whatever you lack can
be found close by.
Virgo (aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 7
You may find an answer in a
dream. You’re wiser than you
realize. Big stories are just
that. You feel more balanced
and assured, so take on a new
libra (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Meditate for equilibrium, and
that peace gives you focus
and strength to power through
the day. It’s not a good day
for travel. Distractions could
tempt. Stick to basics.
Scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 6
Stick to your principles. Ask
for what you want. Generate
harmony at home. Friends and
finances don’t mix for about
thirty hours, so postpone mon-
ey talk. Get some sunshine.
Sagittarius (nov. 22-dec.21)
Today is a 7
Don’t fear the road less
traveled. You’re likely to find
romance along the way. Avoid
financial risks, though. Trust
your intuition and dance into
Capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
When all else fails (or before it
does), focus on the small de-
tails. It’s easy to get distracted
from your financial goals.
Adaptation is key. Watch the
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Start the week with an injec-
tion of optimism and self-con-
fidence. Focus on abundance,
even if it seems impossible.
You can rely on others, and
they on you.
pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 8
Your imagination comes in
handy to solve a work problem.
Beware of a mirage, financially
speaking. Reward yourself with
good amounts of deep, deli-
CRoSSWoRD SuDoKu CoMeDY
LOS ANGELES — Indepen-
dent flmmaker Terence Davies,
66, has made only fve narra-
tive feature flms in the last 24
years. Afer making several short
flms, including his trio of au-
tobiographical works known as
“Te Terence Davies Trilogy,” he
made his feature directorial de-
but with his 1988 autobiographi-
cal drama “Distant Voices, Still
Lives,” about a young boy grow-
ing up in a large working-class
Catholic family in Liverpool in
the 1940s and ‘50s. Among his
other flms are 1992’s autobio-
graphical drama “Te Long Day
Closes” and his 2000 adaptation
of Edith Wharton’s “Te House
His latest flm, “Te Deep Blue
Sea,” is set in post-World War
II London, where 40-year-old
Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz)
has lef her wealthy, upper-class
and passionless life with her titled
husband (Simon Russell Beale)
afer she experiences erotic love
for the frst time with a dashing
young ex-Royal Air Force pilot,
Freddie (Tom Hiddleston). But
Hester soon discovers that the
only thing she has in common
with him is sex; the flm opens
with her failed suicide attempt.
“Te Deep Blue Sea” is based
on British playwright Terence
Rattigan’s (“Te Browning Ver-
sion,” “Separate Tables”) 1953
play and the 1955 flm version,
which he adapted, starring Vivi-
en Leigh as Hester and Kenneth
More as Freddie. Stylistically
and thematically, Davies also
pays homage to one of his favor-
ite flms that also explored illicit
passion and love — David Lean’s
1945 “Brief Encounter.”
Davies, an erudite, frank and
sof-spoken man, visited Los
Angeles recently from his home
in London to talk about “Te
Deep Blue Sea” and to attend a
tribute for him at the American
Q. Are the original Rattigan
play and the movie vastly
diferent than your adaptation?
A. Te problem with the play
and with all of his plays is the
whole of the frst act is exposition
and it’s not interesting. I said to
myself, “If we do it from Hester’s
point of view, most of the expo-
sition can go because you can
show it on-screen.” Te frst act is
collapsed into nine minutes, and
if there are not scenes in the play
to which Hester is not privy, they
have got to be dropped because
she’s not there. Tat made it that
much easier. It also made it look
more interesting. Although it is
sort of a linear narrative, it is an
expressionistic linear narrative
with some fashbacks.
Q. I read that you were initially
reluctant to do “Deep Blue Sea.”
Was it because you had never
adapted a play?
A. I was afraid because I hadn’t
done it before. But the Rattigan
Trust couldn’t have been more
supportive. Tey said, “Be radi-
cal,” which is fantastic. It is the
jewel in their crown. Tey could
have gotten a really big studio to
do it, but they said, “No, we want
you to do it.”
Q. Te majority of your char-
acters in your flms are outsiders.
Hester is no exception, because
she has given up the world of
privilege but doesn’t ft into the
working-class universe. You also
have ofen stated that you feel
like an outsider.
A. It goes back to childhood. I
was the youngest of 10. In Eng-
land, you go to primary school
from 5 to 11, and then you go
to secondary school from 11 to
15, which is when I lef school. I
couldn’t hear myself, so I thought
I spoke like everyone else, with a
very thick Liverpool accent, but
I sounded like this even at 11.
I was beaten every day for four
years (at school).
A. I switched the TV on and
this flm had already started and
this girl came on with this won-
derful luminescence. I waited
until the end of the flm, read
“Rachel Weisz” (on the end ti-
tles) and rang my manager and
said, “Have you heard of some-
one called Rachel Weisz?” He
said, “You are the only one who
I said, “Please send the script
to her.” She read it and rang me.
I said, “I have no idea who I will
approach if you say no. Please,
will you do it?” She said, “Yes, I
Q. “Deep Blue Sea” examines
the class system in England,
post-World War II. What is it
like now in Britain?
A. Te class system is still well
alive and well in England. It’s
just hidden. We showed the flm
in Cambridge, and at the end of
the Q&A, one lady stayed behind
and said, “I have to ask you about
the scenes with (Hester’s moth-
er-in-law).” I said to myself, “Oh,
Lord.” You can tell when some-
one is a bit strange. She said,
“When Hester ate the soup, did
she deliberately eat it the wrong
way to antagonize the mother?”
and I said to her, “I had no idea
there was a right or wrong way.”
Q. Britain of the 1940s and
early 1950s seems very emotion-
A. In those days, Britain was
much more reticent. Emotion
was considered vulgar. (Com-
poser) Edward Elgar died in
1934, and there were still people
around at the time who thought
he was still too passionate. Dis-
plays of emotion were consid-
ered embarrassing even in the
working class. A lot of people
in those days — both men and
women — didn’t know much
new ‘Deep Blue Sea’
Director Terence Davies attends the
screening of “Deep Blue Sea” in
Toronto, Canada, Sept. 11, 2011.
LOS ANGELES — The trouble
with attempting to adapt any novel
by Charles Dickens into a three-
hour miniseries (a mini minise-
ries?) is that even the best, clever-
est screenwriter will be forced to
boil the story down to its essential
plot. And though Dickens did not
shirk on plot, deliriously criss-
crossing fistfuls of them as if each
book were an unending game of
cat’s cradle, action is not what
defined his work.
God, they say, is in the details,
and so is Charles Dickens, in the
evocation of place, the palpable
rise of mood and, most impor-
tant, the creation of characters
so freighted with eccentricity as
to be unbelievable but so finely
drawn that they live and breathe
In the latest BBC adaptation of
“Great Expectations,” which airs in
two parts on Masterpiece Classic,
only Miss Havisham, as played
by Gillian Anderson, is allowed
the full dimension of her liter-
ary nature. Anderson, who also
gave a stellar performance as Lady
Dedlock in 2006’s “Bleak House,”
shines as one of the author’s most
famous creations, a woman jilted
on her wedding day who refuses
to move beyond that moment,
moldering along with her wed-
ding cake and bridal finery. And
I mean literally shines; when we
first meet her, through the eyes of
young Pip (Oscar Kennedy), she
is as luminous in a way that recalls
Ian McKellen’s Gandalf, after he
has become Gandalf the White.
Within that alarmingly CG-ish
halo is a riveting performance that
Dickens, who hastened his death
200 years ago by giving intense
dramatic readings of his works,
would no doubt applaud.
Although the basic story
remains intact, the rest of the char-
acters are sacrificed to time, space
and screenwriter Sarah Phelps’
choices, a small tragedy consider-
ing the talent of the performers.
Raised by his “rampaging” older
sister (Claire Rushbrook) and
her kindly husband, Joe Gargery
(Shaun Dooley), in the marshy
wastelands, Pip one day encoun-
ters an escaped convict (Ray
Winstone) who demands a file;
Pip adds a pork pie, and when the
convict is recaptured, he keeps
Pip’s actions to himself.
Pip soon finds himself sent to
Satis House, the home of Miss
Havisham, to provide compan-
ionship to the lady’s young ward,
Estella (Izzy Meikle-Small).
Despite Estella’s coldness, Pip falls
in love and longs to become a
gentleman, and worthy of Estella,
rather than a lowly blacksmith like
Joe, who Phelps has deprived of
his unwavering faith in Pip.
announced on ‘Conan’
LoS AnGeLeS — The announce-
ment from a burgundy-suited,
white-shoed Will Ferrell on “Conan”
Wednesday night that an “Anchor-
man” sequel was on its way prompt-
ed cheers from fans who have fol-
lowed the project’s ups-and-downs
What exactly changed at studio
paramount, which had long fouted
the futist and balked at a Ron Bur-
gundy follow-up (and, more to the
point, the price thereof) remains a
discussed question in Hollywood.
Certainly the cast had become
pricier as the stock of Ferrell and
Steve Carell rose after the 2004
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alking in and out of
on campus can
already be an experience that is
less than ideal for some people.
When you add smoke filling
the air, pouring out of the butts
of cigarettes and blown from
the mouths of fellow students,
the experience becomes even
Smoking laws on campus
are not being enforced, at least
not in the manner they should
be. The policy, according to an
open letter from Dianne God-
dard, the Vice Provost for Ad-
ministration and Finance, and
the Interim Chief Information
Officer on September 10, the
somking policy was changed
for the 2010-2011 school year.
The policy currently states
that smoking is prohibited
inside any and all campus
buildings, including overhangs,
and may not occur within 20
feet of “air intakes.” Basically,
this means that smoking isn’t
allowed within a 20 foot radius
of any window or door of any
building on campus. The
policy also states that “smoke
must not drift through opened
windows or doors.”
These laws are not being
enforced to the extent that they
should be. Outside almost any
on-campus building or resi-
dence hall, you can see people
right outside the front doors
smoking, whether they’re
killing time between classes
or waiting on a bus. These
smokers who are not following
the rules in place make campus
a much less enjoyable place
According to the laws on
record, “persons who violate
provisions of this law may be
guilty of a cigarette or tobacco
infraction punishable by fines
ranging from $100.00 to
$500.00. Individuals may also
be subject to appropriate disci-
plinary action as an employee
or as a student for violating the
provisions of this University
From non-smokers, as well
as those smokers who follow
the posted laws, we urge two
First, to the smokers on
campus: Please follow the
guidelines being put in place.
These laws are for the ben-
efit of the health of students
and faculty on our beautiful
campus. If you have to light up,
step away from the entrances
to the building. It really doesn’t
require that much effort.
Secondly, to the University
of Kansas Public Safety Office,
please patrol and enforce these
laws more carefully. What is
the point of having laws on the
record that are not enforced?
If people don’t think they’ll
be punished for breaking
laws, why would they abide
by them? This is a law, just as
observing a posted speed limit
is a law. Why enforce one, and
not enforce the other?
Let’s get rid of this problem,
and make our beautiful, lovely
campus a more enjoyable and
inviting place for students,
faculty, and guests alike.
— Ryan Schlesener is a sophomore
majoring in journalism and Italian
from Herington, Kan.
Smoking laws need to be enforced
KU basketball: Our deepest fears are not
that we are inadequate, but that we are
powerful beyond measure.
I feel like there is a secret society that
delivers the Kansan to the University. You
never see it being done after all.
You know Chipotle is great when you
see an Amish family devouring some
So, I get that you’re probably a grad
student, which entitles you to as much
facial hair as you desire, but it’s 80
I like to pretend the email from Bill Self
was just for me. Yes I will celebrate
responsibly. Rock Chalk!
Why are so many girls walking around
with their stinkface on? Smile, you’re way
more attractive when you smile!
To those of you who think @FakeJef-
fWithey is a girl, he’s not. Met him at The
Cave and he’s hot!
My friend was so excited about fnally
spotting one of the basketball players on
campus. I didn’t have the heart to tell her
that they were already in New Orleans.
I now judge people based on how long I
think they’d last in The Hunger Games.
Kansas Basketball: We don’t rebuild, we
Dear weather: you have brought me
to create a herd of origami butterfies.
Just saw a guy sprinting across campus
in his boxers. One night stand gone
Did anyone else see that girl walking
through The Underground in what looked
like undies? KU Cheeks.
That awkward moment when the gar-
bage goes out more than you.
I’m pretty sure that I used to have a soul.
Then I decided to take honors chemistry.
My bus driver is whistling. Doesn’t he
know it’s only cool when Dan does it?
Squirrels are much more organized than
It’s 6:55 a.m. and we’re standing in line
at the Superdome. Go Jayhawks!
Hey girl in my math class: putcha shoes
on. No, seriously. Put shoes on. It’s weird
to come to class barefoot.
I know allergy season has begun when
I start feeling like several of the seven
dwarfs at once. I’m Sneezey, Sleepy,
Grumpy and I need a Doc.
Speaking of OCD problems, why does the
crossword go past the fold? It ruins my
Rebuttal to pastel shorts comment: Bite
me. I’m allowed to own one pair of pretty
blue pastel shorts.
The tragedy in Afghanistan
should not be left ignored
here are times when I am
overwhelmed by human-
ity. It happens when I read
about incredible feats of science
and technology, such as phones
that can identify people. It hap-
pens when I see stories of people
coming to the aid of strangers
in the face of disaster, who are
neighbors not by geography but
But lately, humanity (or lack
thereof) has been overwhelming
me in a less pleasant sense. In
the last few weeks, I’ve had very
visceral, even physical reactions
to certain news stories. Murders
are, sadly, nothing new. Neither
are kidnappings, bombings, rapes,
or hate. But nothing has made my
skin crawl more than the reaction
by a minority of Americans to the
recent tragedy in Afghanistan.
It’s hard for me to form my
own opinion on Army Staf
Sergeant Robert Bales, the soldier
charged with seventeen counts
of premeditated murder afer
a shooting spree in Southern
Afghanistan. Is he a cold-blooded
killer flled with hate and rage,
who planned an attack that would
not only decimate a community
but risk international repercus-
sions? Or is he himself, though
guilty in a technical sense, a vic-
tim of a mismanaged war and a
military that overlooked physical,
mental, and emotional condi-
tions which would make soldiers
vulnerable to dangerous and
deadly breakdowns? Was Bales a
rogue soldier intent on massacre,
a violent man with the desire,
tools, and ability to murder civil-
ians? Or was he the product of
his environment, an environment
that most of us here in the States
cannot imagine because we have
chosen not to dedicate portions
of our lives to the service of our
country? If the latter is true, some
question whether his culpability
is lessened, should he be found
guilty of having carried out these
In my opinion, that’s what the
trial is for. Not the trial by media
or the public, not the verdict of
Glenn Beck or Barack Obama
or my neighbor down the street.
And while I, with the rest of the
world, await the fate of Rob-
ert Bales, I cannot help but be
overwhelmed by reactions to the
I expect people to be divided
over the guilt of Staf Sergeant
Bales, especially while the
investigation continues and
before litigation begins. But to
hear Americans talk about the
situation “over there” with “those
people” makes me sick. It makes
me sick to hear suggestions that
this man should not be interro-
gated or “put through the stress”
of a trial. To have people justify,
not just murder, but massacre
because of A, B, and C.
If this happened over here, to
four American men, four Ameri-
can women, two American boys,
and seven American girls, we, as
Americans, would know their fac-
es. Te media would make sure
that their names and their images
were burned into our brains.
If Masooma Wazir was instead
named Abigail Johnson, if she
had grown up in Pennsylvania
or Georgia instead of Harmara,
we would know that this seven
year old liked to fy kites and bake
We would know that before a
grown man, a father, a symbol of
American strength, slaughtered
her and her family, Masooma had
I believe that if Masooma’s
name was Abigail or Sarah or
Brittany and she was in the
second grade at an elementary
school down the road in Law-
rence, Kansas, we would not hear
a small but vocal minority calling
for protections for her killer. She
wouldn’t be one of “those people.”
She would be remembered,
mourned, and honored. We
would know her name.
— Danielle Onions is a junior in political
science and women, gender, and sexuality
studies from Shawnee.
or whatever reason, we have
become obsessed again with
the enigmatic detective who
lives at 221B Baker Street, other-
wise known as Sherlock Holmes.
Between the Guy Ritchie flms, the
popular BBC show “Sherlock,” and
CBS’ upcoming show “Elemen-
tary,” Holmes is being updated and
modernized faster than his author
could have imagined. And with
all these competing visions of the
character outrage has errupted.
Most recently, CBS has come
under fre from the BBC for alleg-
edly copying the show “Sherlock,”
Additionally, the faceless masses
of the Internet are criticizing CBS’
decision to cast Lucy Liu, an Asian-
American woman, as Holmes’
Now, I won’t touch on the legal-
ity of the CBS adaptation, except
to say that while it certainly seems
like CBS got the idea from the
BBC, it’s hard to call it a “rip-of”
since the character is in public do-
main and has remained relatively
unchanged over the past century.
Te second controversy, the one
over Lucy Liu, however, does
Even ignoring arguments
about gender roles and the lack of
women on TV, what bothers me
most about the complaints against
Liu is that they suggest that CBS is
somehow betraying the essence of
Watson. Let me be clear: Watson
is one of the most underdeveloped
characters to ever become a house-
Do you know what Watson does
in the Sherlock Holmes stories? Al-
most nothing. Te only thing he’s
really good for is to compliment
Sherlock Holmes and propose
wildly inaccurate theories at crime
scenes. He’s boring and slow and
lifeless and famous.
For reasons utterly beyond
my comprehension, Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle chose to take the fun
and interesting Sherlock Holmes
and force readers to experience
him through the exceedingly dull
Watson. I read “Te Hound of
the Baskervilles” earlier this year
and enjoyed it up until Sherlock
lef halfway through the story
and I was forced to watch Watson
stumble his way around the moor.
I really feel that anyone who’s
upset with Lucy Liu playing
Watson cannot have possibly read
the original stories or else they
would know that the only way it
betrays the character is that it adds
Maybe I’m biased, though. I
tend to like any given adaptation
of the Sherlock stories more than I
like the stories themselves. Spurred
by a love of detective fction and
a desire to read the story where
Moriarty shows up and kills Sher-
lock (afer which, Doyle revived
him), I read the frst three novels
and twenty-fve short stories in the
Sherlock Holmes canon and at no
point enjoyed myself.
Afer reading a series of poorly-
plotted and unexciting mysteries,
I came to the conclusion that
Sherlock Holmes’ legacy is not due
to Doyle’s decidedly limited writing
ability, but to the ease and talent
with which Holmes is adapted for
each new generation. Because each
writer is able to take the basics of
Holmes and mold it to his or her
own vision, the detective is able
to stay alive much longer than his
fellow fctional detectives.
Given CBS’ track record, the
new Sherlock show probably won’t
be good, but at least we’ll know the
good detective will always survive.
And even if he doesn’t, we’ll always
have “Te Great Mouse Detective.”
— Schumaker is a junior in flm and media
studies from Overland Park.
not a problem
@UdK_opinion A guy on Mass Street grabbed me and told
me, “you are the team’s good luck charm and that’s why
we win!” So perhaps me?
@UdK_opinion My new #24 jersey! Wore it for the frst time
yesterday and Releford had a great game and WE WON! I’m
wearing it again for sure!
@UdK_opinion My 8 straight shirt! I wore it
when we played North Carolina, and you bet
I’ll be rocking it Monday!
@UdK_opinion The white hat. If you’ve
been to the feldhouse, you’ve seen it.
What is your lucky
charm for the big
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Tweet us your opinions, and we just
might publish them.
By Danielle Onions
By Lou Schumaker
PAGE 6A thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN moNDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The
Big Easy is no stranger to large
crowds, whether people are in
town for Mardi Gras or sporting
New Orleans Police officer
Ross Bourgeois, who is part of
the special events section, said
with all their experience, officers
were ready for all the Final Four
“It is very taxing, but we seem
to do it pretty well,” Bourgeois
George Guthrie, a Kansas fan
from Overland Park, flew in last
Wednesday for the game, and he
said Bourbon Street in New Or-
leans reminded him of a road in
“It’s like a thousand blocks
of Mass Street,” he said. “It just
goes and goes and goes — one
party after another.”
Back in Lawrence, Lawrence
Police Department Sergeant
Trent McKinley said in a press
release that glass bottles and cans
wouldn’t be allowed on Mass
night, but po-
laws as harshly
as usual as long
as alcohol was
kept in plastic
B o u r g e o i s
said New Or-
officers take a
on open containers and other al-
cohol-related infractions so they
can make sure no bigger crimes
fall through the cracks.
“The police department is very
tolerant — probably the most
tolerant police department for
small infractions,” he said. “We
don’t focus a lot of energy on
small infractions until it becomes
a point where it becomes a public
safety issue, so our tolerance al-
lows us to focus
on keeping the
B o u r g e o i s
said up to 660
officers are sta-
tioned in and
Street and the
on any given
night, but dur-
ing big events
like the Final
Four, even more
officers will come from other
districts in the city to help with
crowd control. And no matter
what happens, the New Orleans
Police Department will be ready.
“We plan for, and we anticipate
all manner of things, from
demonstrations to civil unrest,”
Bourgeois said. “We’ve got
contingency plans for all that,
much like we do contingency
plans for the weather, or
contingency plans for hurricane
— Edited by Max Lush
Win or lose, classes
to be held tomorrow
While Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little acknowledged the atmosphere
surrounding the basketball team playing
in the national championship, she main-
tains her decision that classes will not
be cancelled tomorrow if the team wins
Gray-Little’s announcement last week
that school will resume Tuesday no mat-
ter the success of the team drew the ire
of students, many of whom took to Twit-
ter and Facebook to voice their displea-
sure with her decision.
In reaction to Gray-Little’s email, stu-
dents created a petition through gope-
tition.com asking her to reconsider the
decision. The petition has gained more
than 700 signatures as of Sunday after-
In response to the petition, Gray-Little
said, “I appreciate the enthusiasm of
some of our students, but KU’s frst duty
as a university is to encourage excel-
lence in the classroom. We’re all thrilled
that the Jayhawks are playing for the
national championship, and should we
win, I’m confdent students will cel-
University of Kentucky President Eli
Capilouto issued a video statement to
Kentucky fans on March 30 stating that
the Lexington campus will run regularly
“Our classes will be in session,”
Capilouto said. “It will be business as
— Vikaas Shanker
New Orleans Police offcers ready for tournament crowds
A student catches a pancake on his plate at Flapjacks for Philanthropy Saturday morning at Eaton Hall. The event was hosted by sophomore students in the Self Engineering
Leadership Fellows Program. The proceeds went to the GaDuGi SafeCenter, a nonproft organization that provides support and advocacy for sexual assault victims in the
FINAL FOUr ExPErIENCE
Students enjoy special trip to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — As
University students poured out
of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Saturday night, rock chalk chants
and high-fives to strangers filled
the streets. The game was pain-
ful for all fans to watch at times,
but for the students who made
the 14-hour trip, the journey was
ON thE cEMENt
Thousands of students from all
four teams lined up in a parking
garage, where they waited until
2:00 p.m. for floor seats.
Alex Arteaga, a freshman from
Naperville, Ill., made the trip with
four other students, and sat, stood
and slept on the cement floors of
the garage from 3 a.m. Saturday
until the doors opened.
“We’re first in line, so of course
it’s worth it,” Arteaga said. “I
would say it is uncomfortable,
and it makes for a long day, but
just knowing what we’re here for
makes things easier.”
FrOM thE gaME
MacKenzie Splan, a freshman
from Chicago, Ill., was one of the
350 students who sat on the floor
during the game.
“Even though we were so close,
we ended up watching a lot of it
on the screen,” Splan said. “But,
being on the floor, obviously the
atmosphere is the best you can get.
The energy was out of control.”
Other fans cheered from the
sixth floor of the stadium where
the Jayhawks had a designated
Stephen Blumhardt, a 2011
alumnus from Overland Park,
attended the Final Four in 2008.
“I bought my ticket from a
scalper today,” Blumhardt said. “It
kind of sucks being so far up.
Last time I got to be with all the
students, and now I am kind of
disconnected, but I will see them
all on Bourbon tonight.”
thE cOSt OF thE ExpEriENcE
Ninety-seven percent of all
hotel rooms were reserved in New
Orleans Saturday night, pushing
some students on the outskirts.
“We stayed like 30 minutes or
so outside of town,” Arteaga said.
“Our hotel isn’t in the best part of
town, but it is cheap and it is bet-
ter than sleeping on mats on the
Arteaga estimated his cost to go
to both games was about $150.
Splan and her boyfriend stayed
with friends in Mandevile, La.,
about 45 minutes away, and said
the biggest cost to her was miss-
“Our teachers weren’t exactly
excited when we told them we
were coming,” Splan said. “Having
to miss class isn’t a good thing,
but it’s totally worth it. This will
only happen once, and I don’t
know who wouldn’t want to be
apart of it.”
tO thE chaMpiONShip
The student gate opens at 4 p.m.
for tonight’s game and all students
will be seated on the floor, but that
guarantee alone isn’t enough.
“We haven’t set an exact time
yet, but we are going fairly early
for sure,” Splan said. “I know it’s
unlikely I’ll get to do this again, so
I want to make sure it’s worth it.”
For Arteaga and his group,
the goal is to be the first in the
building one more time.
“We really want the best
seats so we’re getting there at
midnight.” Arteaga said. “I’d
never even considered going to
a championship before and I am
sure it’ll be unlike anything ever
before. I will probably be telling
the story for years.”
— Edited by pat Strathman
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has been accused of defrauding
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another top supporter.
The New york donor, Abake
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in Florida, where she’s accused
of thieving more than $650,000
to help build a multimillion-
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fnanciers who raise campaign
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A Kansas fan hangs from a traffc light in honor of the team’s Final Four victory. Fans
fooded Massachusetts Street to celebrate after the game.
Vice Provost for Student Af-
fairs candidate George McClellan
answered questions about what he
would do if he got a vice provost job
during a public forum Friday afer-
Students have the opportunity
to talk to all three candidates since
whoever gets the position will serve
as an advocate for students and co-
ordinate programs and services for
the student body.
“I’m a higher-ed geek and more
importantly I’m a student afairs
geek,” McClellan said while intro-
He said he
views the job as
a chance to help
through the aca-
and aims to challenge, support and
“I’m a hand shaker and a hugger
and a whooper and a hollerer,” Mc-
Clellan said of his love of celebrating
Felix Zacharias, a graduate stu-
dent from Wichita, asked several
questions about McClellan’s view of
the role of the vice provost in estab-
lishing rules for students and limit-
ing students’ rights.
McClellan said that he had
worked to change the student code
at his current university to give the
administration the power to suspend
a student who causes substantial
harm to another student, but he
would respect the judgement of the
student government in such cases.
Libby Johnson, student senate
president, asked how McClellan
thought the position would shif
and what the biggest changes would
be over the next fve years.
McClellan responded by explain-
ing the biggest issues facing higher
education, which include the af-
fordability and accessibility of col-
lege, high school students enrolled
in college courses and promoting
economic and social justice through
“I believe we can use higher edu-
cation as a tool, as a resource, and
the brilliance of all of you, to create
a world in which economic develop-
ment and economic justice are har-
monious notions,” McClellan said.
Zacharias was a fan of McClellan’s
afer hearing his sincere and humor-
“If he can be the same person he
was in that interview while in the
position he wishes to fll at KU, I
think we are going to have a fantas-
tic vice provost for KU,” Zacharias
Te two other candidates for the
Vice Provost for Student Afairs
will also talk to students in public
forums this week. Beth Hellwig
will be available today from 1:30-
2:30 p.m. in the Centennial Room
of the Kansas Union and Tammara
Durham will speak with students
in the Malott Room of the Kansas
Union from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on
Friday, April 6.
— Edited by Christine Curtin
PAGE 7A thE UNIVERSItY DAILY kANSAN MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Vice Provost candidate meets with students
NACOZARI, Mexico — It was
a family people took pity on, one
the government and church helped
with free food, used clothes, and
farm animals. The men were known
as trash pickers. Some of the women
were suspected of prostitution.
Mexican prosecutors are inves-
tigating the poor family living in
shacks outside a small town near
the U.S. border as alleged members
of a cult that sacrificed two 10-year-
old boys and a 55-year-old woman
to Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, a
figure adored mostly by outlaws but
whose popularity is growing across
Mexico and among Hispanics in the
The killings have shocked the
copper mining village of Nacozari,
on the edge of the Sierra Madre,
and may be the first ritual sacri-
fices linked to the popular saint
condemned by the Roman Catholic
Church. Known as “flaquita,” or
“the skinny one,” the figure known
as Saint Death is portrayed as a
skeleton wearing a hooded robe
and holding a scythe, much like the
Authorities say the throats and
the wrists of the victims were cut
with knives and axes, and their
blood was spread on a Santa Muerte
altar. Their bodies were then buried
near the shacks where the alleged
cult members lived.
“We never knew they were part
of a Santa Muerte cult,” said Jorge
Sanchez Castillo, a 54-year-old hotel
owner who has a corn field next to
the house of the woman believed
to lead the group. “This has been a
tragic thing for all of us.”
Jose Larrinaga, spokesman for the
Sonora Attorney General’s Office,
said 44-year-old Silvia Meraz was
the cult leader, and seven people
related to her, were detained: her
boyfriend Eduardo Sanchez, father,
son, three daughters and a daugh-
ter-in-law. No formal charges have
been filed pending further inves-
“They thought that by offering
the blood, they would be protect-
ed for some time,” Larrinaga said.
“According to them, Santa Muerte
was going to tell them where the
money was. They all identify them-
selves as fanatic followers of Santa
Nacozari has been spared the
grisly violence of drug cartels fight-
ing for lucrative corridors along
the U.S.-Mexico border, said police
chief Jose Miguel Espinoza.
“It was a peaceful town. We’d
never seen such violence,” he said.
When a 10-year-old boy went
missing in July 2010, his mother
and her boyfriend told police that
acquaintances had seen him begging
in the streets of nearby Agua Prieta
across the border from Douglas,
Arizona, and that they would go
find him, said Espinoza.
“We had no reason to suspect it
was a homicide,” he said.
A second 10-year-old boy went
missing in early March, prompting
Sonora state’s missing persons unit
to send agents to Nacozari, said the
police chief. That boy’s mother and
her boyfriend reported it to state
authorities, who discovered weeks
later that the two boys knew people
The missing boy Martin Rios was
the son of the ex-girlfriend of the
suspect Eduardo Sanchez. The sec-
ond boy, Jesus Martinez, was the
step-grandson of alleged cult leader
The police chief said both boys
would often visit Meraz’s home in a
poor neighborhood on the outskirts
of the town of 11,500.
Espinoza said his officers sus-
pected the house was being used for
prostitution after seeing different
men from out of town visiting, but
never gathered enough evidence to
Agents on Wednesday unearthed
the body of the boy Jesus Martinez
buried in the dirt floor in the bed-
room of one of the Meraz daugh-
ters. They then began arresting the
family members, who led them to
what agents believe are the remains
of the other boy, as well as the grave
of 55-year-old Cleotilde Romero,
a close friend of Meraz who disap-
peared in 2009.
Before last week, there have
only been unconfirmed reports
of human sacrifices related to the
figure in Mexico in recent years,
said R. Andrew Chesnut, chair-
man of Catholic studies at Virginia
Commonwealth University and
author of the book “Devoted to
Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton
Chesnut said the 2007 shooting
deaths of three men appeared to be
related to Santa Muerte because the
bodies were abandoned at a shrine
to the figure outside the border city
of Nuevo Laredo. But they showed
no signs of being sacrificial killings.
He said that although most Santa
Muerte devotees consider killing
a “Satanic aberration of devotion,”
and that books about the Santa
Muerte don’t mention human sacri-
fice, some followers are extreme.
“With no clerical authority to stop
them, some practitioners engage in
aberrant and even abhorrent ritu-
als,” Chesnut said.
Police paraded the eight people
arrested in the case of the cult kill-
ings into the prosecutor’s offices in
the state capital of Hermosillo on
Friday to allow journalists to view
and question them, a typical prac-
tice in Mexico.
Police investigating family as possible members of deadly cult
a man carries two statues of the folk saint santa muerte, or death saint in mexico
City on in this oct. 1, 2009. mexican prosecutors are investigating a family outside
a small town near the U.s. border as alleged members of a cult who sacrifced three
people to the saint death, a fgure adored mostly by outlaws but whose popularity
is growing across mexico and among Hispanics in the United states. the frst of the
three victims was apparently killed in 2009, the second in 2010 and the latest in
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The men’s basketball game wasn’t
the only big event on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, almost 2,000 stu-
dents volunteered across Lawrence
as part of the University’s Big Event,
a day of giving back to the com-
Groups of students were assigned
to one of more than 20 different job
sites at Lawrence schools, business-
es, churches and residences. Jobs
lasted from 9 a.m. to noon or from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Members of Delta Gamma
worked to prepare a garden area at
Stepping Stones Childcare Center,
where kids can plant vegetables.
Members also cleared brush and
weeds and painted footprints near
the playground to show the children
where to line up to go inside.
Abbey Buchanan, a freshman in
Delta Gamma from Chaska, Minn.,
said she was excited to find out their
work would benefit kids.
“They’re going to be so excited
when they come back to school on
Monday,” Buchanan said.
From the crimson and blue deco-
rations in the classrooms and the
school bus windows marked with
“Go KU!,” Buchanan could tell the
kids were big fans of the University
and said it felt good to show the kids
the University supports them.
Lori MacDonald, a preschool
teacher at Stepping Stones, said that
parents usually help prepare the
garden in the spring, but this year
it has been harder to get parents to
“Having the KU students here is
great,” MacDonald said. “They’re
fun, and they’re really hard work-
At Free State High School,
students from the Mount Oread
Scholars program planted trees,
prepared a community garden, and
built a pathway to make the garden
Graham Naasz, a freshman from
Overland Park, said when he heard
about an opportunity to serve his
new community earlier this year, he
wanted to give back.
“I really think what we’re doing
here is helping out in a big way,”
The Big Event also benefited the
volunteeers. Taylor Kady, a fresh-
man from Dirby, said volunteering
at the Big Event helped her get to
know other students and curb the
stereotype that college students are
“College kids are always stereo-
typed as only wanting to do some-
thing for them,” said Kady. “I think
it’s really cool to come out here and
get up early on a Saturday morn-
ing and sacrifice your time to help
Dan Bjornson, a junior from
Overland Park and the executive
director of the Big Event, said that
several volunteer groups dropped
out last week because of the confict
with the basketball game, but he still
considers the event a success.
“Tere’s a great feeling that you
get from pulling of something like
that and making a diference in
someone’s day,” Bjornson said.
— Edited by Caroline Kraft
Students volunteer at more than 20 sites in town
students volunteer behind the Lawrence Arts Center as a part of the Big event that took place saturday. the event lasted
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while students visited multiple sites to volunteer, from Free state High school and elementary schools to
residents’ homes needing assistance.
Abortion rates in Kansas
down in last fve years
toPeKA, Kan. — Fewer abortions
were performed in Kansas in 2011,
marking the ffth consecutive year the
numbers have dropped.
the Kansas Department of Health
and environment reports that about
7,800 abortions in Kansas were re-
ported by doctors, or 6.2 percent less
than the nearly 8,400 abortions per-
formed in 2010.
the fgure for last year also is 30
percent lower than the nearly 11,300
abortions performed in 2006.
Abortion opponents attribute the
decline to anti-abortion laws enacted
last year and suggest women are re-
sponding to information about preg-
A prominent abortion rights advo-
cate told the Kansas City star that
the laws are forcing women to obtain
abortions outside Kansas.
Rally planned to repeal
law after martin’s death
toPeKA, Kan. — A topeka rally is
planned to push for the repeal of a
Kansas stand-your-ground law mod-
eled after one in Florida. stand-your-
ground laws have been in the news
since the shooting death of an un-
armed black teenager by a neighbor-
hood watch captain in Florida.
the topeka Capital-Journal reported
that community activist sonny scrog-
gins is organizing the topeka rally. He
is urging demonstrators to gather at
4:45 p.m. monday on the south side of
the state Capitol building.
Demonstrators also will remember
17-year-old trayvon martin who was
killed Feb. 26 in the Florida town of
sanford. George Zimmerman, a neigh-
borhood crime-watch captain, has
claimed self-defense and has not been
charged in the shooting.
Newberry planned on taking
pictures and video of the crowd
for Kiss FM, a Lawrence radio
station. Since fans were rocking
his car, He refused to travel far
from it and didn’t have the chance
to celebrate in the bars.
“I planned on getting insanely
drunk and have failed miserably,”
Newberry said. “My car wasn’t
flipped over or set on fire so I
can’t complain much.”
The Lawrence police
department closed Massachusetts
Street when the game ended and
re-opened it before 6 a.m. on
Jay Solbach, a Lawrence resi-
dent, wasn’t concerned when he
learned that the street had been
shut down. He said he had a good
time celebrating and revving up
his 1986 Chevy pick-up truck.
“It’s loud, makes people get in
the mood and it pumps them up,”
Overall, the owners were good
sports about their vehicles being
stuck within the chaos on Massa-
“It doesn’t bother me at all,”
said. Dean. “I’ll be here drinking
right with it.”
- Edited by Caroline Kraft
not just confned to the city’s
downtown. Dan Kieser, a bartend-
er at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. 2nd
St., said all three bar areas and the
patio at Johnny’s were full Saturday
Across town at Saints Pub and
Patio, 2329 Iowa St., General Man-
ager Travis Leroux said that Saints
was at capacity for the whole game,
but as soon it was over, most people
lef for downtown.
Stephanie Kusek, a junior from
Chesterfeld, Mo., said she watched
the game a few blocks from Massa-
chusetts Street at a house on Ken-
“As soon as we won, everyone
jumped up and started running
downtown,” Kusek said.
Unlike excited University of
Kentucky fans, who, according
to the Associated Press, burned
couches and turned over cars in
Lexington Ky., Lawrence fans cel-
ebrated with limited incidents.
Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bord-
man said the Saturday night shif
commander told him crowd con-
trol afer the game went smoothly.
Bordman said Lawrence police
made three arrests for battery and
disorderly conduct. He said he was
not on duty that night, but had not
heard of any signifcant reports
of property damage when inter-
— Edited by Christine Curtin
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Cal-
ifornia campaign treasurer pleaded
guilty Friday to defrauding at least
$7 million from a high-profle ros-
ter of politicians in the largest em-
bezzlement case of its kind.
But the resolution of the crimi-
nal case is expected to do little to
help victims recover money they
lost in the scheme that the U.S. at-
torney said highlights the shortage
of regulations governing campaign
Kinde Durkee entered the pleas
to fve counts of mail fraud in U.S.
District Court in Sacramento.
Te crimes could have carried a
maximum penalty of 100 years,
but her plea deal calls for a possible
sentence of 11 to 14 years. Durkee’s
attorney said he will argue for a
Prosecutors say Durkee, 59, ran
a complex shell game from her
Burbank ofce in which she shifed
millions of dollars between bank
accounts for politicians, commu-
nity groups, personal accounts and
those of her business, Durkee & As-
U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner
believes the actual fraud was closer
to $10 million, and called Durkee
“the Bernie Madof of campaign
treasurers,” referring to the infa-
mous New York fnancial manager
who pleaded guilty to operating the
largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Durkee’s scheme relied on the
trust of her victims, who included
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who
has said she lost $4.5 million, along
with members of Congress and
“People would provide and trust
her with money based on that trust,
and that’s certainly something that
she took advantage of,” Wagner
Te deception has lef numerous
candidates with little or no money
in their campaign accounts, which
have been frozen since Durkee’s ar-
Campaign treasurer to face
14 years in prison for fraud
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lawrence bar band member and recent KU graduate Sara Minor plays with the band Saturday night at 8th and Massachu-
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Jayhawk fans show pride in New Orleans
the kansas pep band, along with Big Jay and Baby Jay, rode on foats down decatur Street in New orleans. the band will be at
the Mercedes-Benz Superdome tonight while the Jayhawks take on the kentucky Wildcats for the Ncaa National championship.
kansas fans celebrate after the victory over ohio State. kansas was down at the half 34-25 but kansas came back and beat
ohio State 64-62.
a kansas student shows off his Final Four t-shirt in the Superdome in New orleans. the Jayhawks were victourious by outscor-
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Roots lead back to Lawrence
EW ORLEANS – I
don’t believe that this
Kansas team is the
almighty underdog of this NCAA
Tournament. I don’t believe that
this Kansas team shouldn’t be here.
And I don’t believe that this Kansas
team isn’t good enough to beat
This Final Four week has been
filled with talk from the media that
Kansas was never supposed to get
to New Orleans. After Kansas beat
Ohio State Saturday night, nation-
al stories read that the Kentucky
Wildcats will end the Jayhawks’
How quickly do people for-
get that Kansas is a two seed in
the NCAA Tournament? How
quickly do they forget that Kansas
has a unanimous first team All-
American big man, along with a
third team All-American senior
point guard? How quickly do they
forget that this team has been
counted out before?
“On paper, their record is better,
on paper their stats look better,”
Tyshawn Taylor said of Kentucky.
“But it’s only forty minutes and
none of that matters anymore.
There’s forty minutes left.”
Forty minutes separate Kansas
and Kentucky from glory. The con-
trast between the two basketball
titans is sharp.
The Wildcats have this bad boy
attitude about them. Even though
they don’t run their mouths dur-
ing the games and, they’re robotic
in their motions. They say they
don’t overlook anyone, but they
carry a certain superior attitude
When Kentucky forward
Terrence Jones was asked if he had
any concerns about Kansas, his
response was no. He said Kansas
likes to drive and post up, which
could get Kentucky in foul trou-
“That’s the only thing that
would concern me personally,”
And then there’s the Jayhawks.
They smile. They show their
personality. They do it while
they’re playing and when they’re
being interviewed. They’re honest
and they know the odds are against
them, but that doesn’t keep them
Kansas knows Kentucky has
more talent than them. Bill Self
said it himself. But like Taylor said,
in those 40 minutes, anything can
happen. Nobody knows that better
than Kansas. Nobody.
Kansas has been hit hard and hit
often. They’ve felt the sting of the
most painful losses. And they’ve
been able to dig deeper than they
thought possible to make sure they
never feel that pain again.
On Monday, the two best teams
in the country will fight for a
championship. If Kansas can take
that fight to the final round, the
final few minutes, they’ll be the
“Their best five have to play
against our best five. I think we’re
right in the ball game. We’re right
there,” Taylor said.
— Edited by Tanvi Nimkar
By Mike Vernon
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
kansan.com Monday, April 2, 2012 Volume 124 Issue 125
NCAA NAtioNAl ChAmpioNship
Forty Minutes leFt
NEW ORLEANS — Here we
are again. Te Kentucky Wildcats
and coach John Calipari again.
Te Kansas Jayhakws are the
underdogs if you ask every non-
Kansas fan in the country and
their mother again.
But coach Bill Self isn’t buying
“I’ve never known a game to be
played on paper,” he said.
November in New York City
was a glitzy nonconference test.
April in the Big Easy is for a na-
Calipari, the face under
slicked-back hair that operates
the one-and-done machine,
made a statement the day before
Monday night’s title game against
“Every game we play,” he said,
“it’s someone’s Super Bowl.”
Te Wildcats — bigger than
fried chicken even in their state
— have been ranked No. 1 for the
majority of the season. Tey boast
a slew of freshman superstars;
most notably forward Anthony
Davis, the unibrowed player of
the year who routinely rejects
jump shots and upset bids from
his opposition. Tere’s also for-
ward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the
freak athlete who makes every-
one around him play their best.
Sophomore guard Doron Lamb
can heat up from deep and sopho-
more forward Terrence Jones, for
all his mental errors, possesses a
premier array of skills. All are ad-
vised by senior Darius Miller, the
calm, sof-spoken guard who has
a knack for making teams pay for
leaving him open.
Self said that all the praise for
Kentucky is just. But he believes
his team, one that has grown into
itself, has its own positives. Assis-
tant coach Barry Hinson doesn’t
believe in Calipari’s Super Bowl
statement. Not with this school.
“Let’s get one thing straight,
we’re Kansas,” Hinson said. “We
know we’re underdogs, but hey,
we’re Kansas. We’re coming to
play. Tere are no David and
Goliath speeches going on right
It’s this confdence, which
resonates throughout the team,
that has meshed so smoothly
with Kansas’ trust in one another.
Past all the hurdles of Missouri,
Baylor, Purdue, North Carolina
and the rest, the Jayhawks know
their accomplishments and what
it takes to compete against the
nation’s best teams.
“I don’t think we got here by
wings,” junior guard Elijah John-
son said. “I don’t think we few
All that’s lef is one game. Te
Jayhawks don’t view the game as
fnding a way to defeat the al-
mighty beast that is Kentucky.
Tey’re not daunted by network
projections or highlight reels
“None of that matters any
more,” senior guard Tyshawn
Taylor said. “Tere’s 40 minutes
Kentucky vs. Kansas; blue
bloods in the truest form. Young,
skilled acrobats vs. tough, devel-
oped upperclassmen; two dis-
tinctly diferent routes to reach
the fnal game.
And now it’s here — 40 min-
utes to crown a champion.
“Te appreciation of this mo-
ment will come weeks, months
and years from now,” Hinson said.
“Tese moments, the pictures that
they get to see, the newspaper ar-
ticles, they’ll be able to relish this
with their grandchildren.”
— Edited by Max Lush
self third Kansas
coach to earn honor
Kansas men’s basketball coach
Bill self was named the Naismith
men’s College Basketball Coach of
the Year on the eve of his second
NCAA championship game in four
self, already the sporting News’
Coach of the Year, joins larry Brown
(1988) and Roy Williams (1997)
among Kansas coaches to receive
the honor from the Atlanta tipoff
the Naismith Award is voted on
by a nationwide panel of journal-
ists, coaches and administrators
across the country. other coaches
receiving votes were syracuse’s Jim
Boeheim, missouri’s Frank haith
and the coach of Kansas’ opponent
in tonight’s championship game,
Kentucky’s John Calipari.
— Matt Galloway
NEW ORLEANS – Bill Self ’s start
in coaching is probably well known
by now. A guard on the Oklahoma
State basketball team, he worked
at a Kansas basketball camp one
summer led by then-coach Larry
Brown. He sufered an injury in a
counselor’s scrimmage and feeling
bad, Brown told Self to ask him if
he ever needed anything.
Self wanted to coach, and there
was an opening on Brown’s staf. A
young coach by the name of John
Vincent Calipari just lef to become
an assistant at Pittsburgh.
A few years prior, Kansas coach
Ted Owens ofered Calipari the
chance to volunteer with the team.
He lived with an assistant coach,
served food to campers at Jayhawk-
er Towers and survived on those
meals afer the campers had made
their rounds. He even met his wife
at Kansas and says he has great
memories of Lawrence.
Both coaches can trace their
humble beginnings back to 1651
Naismith Drive, but the roads
taken since then have seemed so
Self methodically climbed up
the college coaching ladder while
Calipari sandwiched a stint in the
NBA between head coaching jobs
at mid-majors. He recruited well at
Memphis and has gotten even bet-
ter at Kentucky. Self called him the
best salesman in the sport.
Now their paths cross in the
National Championship again,
fours years afer one of the greatest
championship games of all time.
“I said afer they beat us in 2008,
if there was going to be any coach
or school that was going to beat us
in that venue,” Calipari said Sun-
day. “I would have said, let it be
He hasn’t seen the tape of that
game, though. Its shattered re-
mains were lef on the side of the
road afer being hurled out of the
Memphis bus on the way to the San
Antonio airport. Self, on the other
hand, once watched the game 50
straight days while working out.
Four seasons later, Calipari’s
Wildcats are the best team in the
land. Self leads a squad that wasn’t
supposed to be playing in April this
season and Kentucky is favored by
more than a few buckets.
“If we play like we did last night
in the frst half,” Self said Sunday
of his semifnal victory over Ohio
State. “It probably won’t be a good
deal for us.”
Te Jayhawks have lived on the
edge the last month with a rotation
of seven upperclassmen.
Kentucky has dominated college
basketball since November with
some of the best underclassmen
in years. Some have thought they
could compete with an NBA team
and the Kentucky players said they
believed they were this good since
the beginning of the season.
Self and Calipari’s roads from
Lawrence to New Orleans were
anything but similar. But here they
are, two completely diferent sto-
rylines playing out at the two win-
ningest schools of all time.
“I think it’s going to be spe-
cial,” Self said. “Te bluest of blue
— Edited by Pat Strathman
Kansan File photo
Kansas center Jeff Withey grabs a rebound at madison square Garden where the Jayhawks were outrebounded by one. Kentucky beat Kansas 75-65 on November 15, 2011.
NCAA NAismith AWARd
their way to a
at Wildcats for
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
y perspective on the Kansas
Jayhawks’ remarkable run
to the NCAA National
Championship is unique.
I was incredibly fortunate to cover
some Jayhawks’ games this season, most
notably their game at Madison Square
Garden in New York City and their first
two weekends of the NCAA Tournament
in Omaha and St. Louis.
I was also incredibly fortunate to
attend exhilarating Jayhawks’ games as
a student, including the epic Border
Showdown game at Allen Fieldhouse
on Feb. 25,which is publicly regarded as
the greatest game in Allen Fieldhouse
With that being said, I knew that
watching the games and celebrating in
Lawrence would be a blast.
A friend of mine was kind enough to
invite me to watch the Final Four games
at his house on Kentucky Street.
When I watched the Ohio State-Kansas
game, I paced back and fourth in front of
the TV and took deep, heavy breaths
during timeout breaks because I was a
nervous wreck. Moments throughout the
game occurred when I dug my head deep
into the palms of my hands. The tension
in the house was immeasurable, and
my heart was trembling faster than the
Millennium Falcon’s hyper drive speed.
My anxiety quickly turned to ecstasy
when Kansas beat Ohio State 64-62 and
advanced to the National Championship
game. I hugged my friend and high-
fived other people jovially at my friend’s
house. Once we finished our hugs and
high fives, we did something that I was
not fortunate enough to do after the
Jayhawks’ win over the North Carolina
Tar Heels: Storm Massachusetts Street.
Storming Mass. Street was a surreal
experience that I will cherish forever. I
had never experienced anything simi-
lar to the mass exodus to downtown
Lawrence in my life. I, along with the
rest of my fellow Jayhawks, ran like a
wild antelope out of control. Very few
college students across the country can
truly experience running around and
screaming out of their lungs in sheer joy
with my arms stretch out in public, but
that’s exactly what I did.
As I gathered with fellow Jayhawks in
the epicenter of downtown Lawrence,
I deliriously hugged and high-fived all
friends I encountered as well as strang-
ers that I’ll probably never know or see
again. Everybody was everyone’s best
friend. Naturally, I took videos and pho-
tos from my iPhone so I can look back at
something when I want to recount this
I stayed in downtown Lawrence for
more than two and a half hours walking
up and down Mass. Street because I did
not want the night to end.
Few things in my life can top a Kansas
NCAA National Championship victory
during my senior year at the University.
Don’t think for one moment that I would
want to miss out on chanting “Rock
Chalk Jayhawk, KU” with thousands of
Jayhawk students and fans, hearing the
Kansas marching band play the school
fight songs and sharing this one-of-a-
kind experience with friends and strang-
ers on Mass. Street after a Jayhawks
— Edited by Pat Strathman
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Q: Two First Team All-Americans,
Thomas Robinson of Kansas, and
Anthony Davis of Kentucky, will face
each other in the national champion-
ship game. How many times previ-
ously have a pair of all-Americans
squared off against each other in the
national title game?
tRIVIA Of thE DAY
“Our fans’ expectations are totally out
of whack. Ours actually appreci-
ate guys trying hard, playing hard,
conducting themselves in a good way
that you don’t feel like it’s life or death
with every game.”
— Bill Self on the Kansas
Source: ASAP Sports
Of all their NCAA Tournament
games this season, Kansas has led
at halftime only once.
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For weeks Kansas baseball
players and coaches have said
how close they were to putting
everything together and becom-
ing a successful baseball team.
After snapping a five-game
losing streak and earning its first
Big 12 win Saturday against Texas
Tech 5-2, Kansas put it all togeth-
er again Sunday afternoon, beat-
ing Tech 9-3.
Kansas won its first conference
series since beating Missouri two
games to 1 in Columbia, Mo.,
April of last year.
The Jayhawks (12-15, 2-4)
came out swinging, scoring five
runs in the first two innings, three
in the first and two in the second.
Perhaps, the most important thing
to the ball club, four of those five
runs came with two outs. They
would add another two-out RBI
in the fourth inning.
“We needed to win a series,”
coach Ritch Price said. “After we
got off the snide yesterday and
picked up the victory, we needed
to find a way at home to win a
series. I’m hoping it’s something
we can build off of and go for-
ward from here.”
All season long, if the pitchers
pitched exceptionally the offense
was nowhere to be found. If the
offense started putting runs on the
board, the pitching would surren-
der more. The Jayhawks hardly
ever seemed to
have both their
scored four or more runs nine
times in March. They lost six
of those games. In games where
pitching gave up less than four
runs, the Jayhawks are 2-2.
Kansas scored all of its nine
runs in the first four innings, and
junior starting pitcher Thomas
Taylor (3-3, 4.12 ERA) gave the
team six straight scoreless innings
before being tagged for two runs
in the seventh.
“We wanted to bury them pret-
ty early,” Taylor said. “I think it
would have been a little bit of a
game if they got a couple runs a
little earlier than they did.”
Taylor threw 6.2 innings while
allowing two runs on seven hits
and three walks while striking
out six in the afternoon.
Taylor struggled in the first
two innings, fall-
ing behind hit-
ters, but would
find his way out
of the inning. He
said he was too
his delivery, and
it up in the third inning.
The adjustment worked. Taylor
began retiring hitters earlier in
counts. He recorded five of his
six strikeouts after the second
Senior designated hitter Chris
Manship led the Jayhawks. He
went 3-for-5 on the day with
three RBIs and two runs. He also
crushed a double into left-center
field in the first inning to drive in
the game’s first run.
“When you’re getting hits with
two strikes and two outs and
scoring runs, it kind of sends
a message to the other team as
well,” Manship said. “It kind of
puts them down a little bit and
brings our morale up.”
Red-shirt junior second base-
man Jordan Dreiling scored
two runs. Senior catcher James
Stanfield got on base three times
and scored three runs. Senior
third baseman Zac Elgie hit a
two-run, two-out double off of
the left field wall in the bottom
of the first.
Price said he hopes that he’s
seeing his young team turn a
corner this season. He said it
all starts with starting pitching,
but the clutch hits need to keep
“Maybe this team got over
the hump this weekend finally,”
— Edited by Nadia Imafidon
Kansas wins its frst conference series against Texas Tech
AShLEIGh LEE/ KANSAN
sophomore pitcher Frank Duncan quickly throws the ball to frst base to get his
opponent out Friday night’s game against the Red Raiders.
“Maybe this team got over
the hump this weekend
The first two games of the series
were rough. Kansas fell victim to
a perfect game on Friday night
and recorded two hits on Saturday
in consecutive 8-0 defeats against
No. 7 Oklahoma.
But, Kansas (23-10, 2-7)
returned Sunday with nine hits
and two runs on the Sooners’
(30-4, 6-1) All-American and
Team USA pitcher junior Keilani
Ricketts (17-4). Ricketts also
threw Friday’s perfect game.
Kansas lost all three games –
dropping Sunday’s contest 6-2 –
but left on a positive note after
proving they could score runs
against one of the nation’s top
“Today was big for us,” coach
Megan Smith said of Sunday’s
performance. “Offensively we can
produce against top pitching in
the conference, we just have to
focus on ourselves.”
The Jayhawks threw the initial
punch on Sunday, taking their
first lead of the series in the top of
the second inning.
Freshman catcher Lexi Bryant
doubled after a leadoff single by
senior outfielder Liz Kocon. Then,
after two Kansas outs, freshman
infielder Chanin Naudin doubled
to left center, knocking in two runs
and giving Kansas a 2-0 lead.
Oklahoma and its high-pow-
ered lineup didn’t take long to get
back in the game. It answered in
the bottom half of the inning with
six runs and never looked back.
Naudin said Sunday’s game
showed some of the adjustments
Kansas hitters were able to make
after seeing Ricketts once before.
“The coaches challenged us,”
Naudin said. “They told us not to
worry about the scoreboard and
just stay locked in. They wanted
us to be loud and energetic and
I though we were all energized
Oklahoma’s pitching staff, led
by Ricketts and
0), leads the
a 0.72 team
ERA. In 214
O k l a h o m a
allowed just 22
earned runs and struck out 331.
Kansas’ nine hits on Sunday are
the most Ricketts has allowed this
Going into the weekend, junior
pitcher Morgan Druhan and the
Kansas pitching staff knew they
would be facing one of the best
lineups in the country, a lineup
that now leads the Big 12 with 54
pitched a com-
bined four innings
four earned runs
on the week-
end. After her
first chance to
face Oklahoma, Druhan said she
embraces the opportunity to face
“For me it’s exactly where you
want to be, going up against the
best,” Druhan said. “We didn’t win
but at the same time we made a lot
of adjustments and gained a lot of
Smith said that regardless of
being swept, Kansas still came
away a better team.
Of course, the road doesn’t get
any easier in the Big 12 as Kansas
will face No. 17 Baylor in Waco,
Texas in its next series this week-
“I thought they showed a lot of
mental toughness and resiliency,”
Smith said. “We improved each
game; that’s a big positive going
into next week.”
— Edited by Max Lush
Impressive hitting falls short
sophomore infelder ashley Newman slides over homeplate for the homerun. Kansas won 12-0 in 5 innings.
“They told us not to worry
about the scoreboard and
just stay locked in.”
Pitching and hitting finally work together in harmony against Red Raiders
Notre Dame survives in
overtime against UcoNN
DeNVeR — skylar Diggins scored
19 points, Brittany Mallory hit two big
3-pointers in overtime and Notre Dame
beat connecticut 83-75 on sunday
night to reach the national champion-
ship game for the second straight year.
The Fighting irish (35-3) also beat
the huskies (33-5) in the semifnals last
year, before losing to Texas a&M in the
title game in indianapolis.
The game was tied at 67 after regu-
lation following an 8-2 run by uconn,
which was led by stefanie Dolson’s 20
The huskies went up 70-67 on Bria
hartley’s 3-pointer to open the frst over-
time at the women’s Final Four since
2006, but Mallory hit back-to-back 3s
and Notre Dame closed with a 16-5
The irish will face either stanford or
Baylor for the title.
— Associated Press
PAGE 4B MondAy, APril 2, 2012 PAGE 5B thE UniVErSity dAily KAnSAn MondAy, APril 2, 2012
MEn’S BASKEtBAll rEwind
Kansas 64, Ohi O state 62
Jeff Withey broke Danny Manning’s Final Four record with
seven blocked shots against Ohio state. 7
Jeff Withey now has 136 blocks on the season
Kansas is playing in its third national title Game in the
last 10 seasons.
(sCOre aFter Play)
10:39- William Buford hits a three-pointer, extending the Buckeye lead to 16-9
midway through the frst half.
8:16- aaron Craft connects on a jump shot from the wing to give Ohio state its
biggest lead of the game. 21-13.
0:01- Jeff Withey blocks Craft’s layup and outlets it to tyshawn taylor who fnds a
streaking travis Releford for a layup as the clock expires. 34-25 Ohio state.
16:32- Releford drives the lane and fnishes a layup to cut the Ohio state lead to
just fve, 36-31. Buckeye coach thad Matta calls a timeout to slow Kansas.
0:07- With Kansas up one with 10 seconds to go, Lenzelle smith, Jr. fouls taylor
to stop the clock. taylor makes both free throws to give the Jayhawks a three-point
0:02- instead of giving Ohio state a chance to tie the game with a three-pointer,
Bill self elects to foul when the Buckeyes inbound the ball. Craft makes the frst
free throw but is called for a violation while trying to miss the second. 64-62
JayhawK stat leaders
travis releford, junior forward
Known for his defense, Releford had one of the biggest
baskets of the season to end the frst half. after Jeff With-
ey blocked a shot in the closing seconds, tyshawn taylor
raced up the near sideline and found Releford darting to
the hoop. he laid it in with less than a second to spare
and it ended up being the difference in the two-point
Game tO remember
“that Memphis team is very similar. the
Memphis team was really good, no question
about that. But i think this Kentucky team is
better than the Memphis team.”
— bill self
25 | 39 — 64 Kansas
34 | 28 — 62 Ohio state
Game tO FOrGet
QuOte OF the Game
Connor teahan, senior guard
his shooting woes continued saturday night against the
Buckeyes. teahan was 1-of-5 from the feld and just 1-of-
4 from beyond the three-point line in 17 minutes of work.
he hasn’t shot above 33 percent from the three-point
line since Feb. 27 against Oklahoma state when he went
L. smith, Jr.
*all games in bold are at home
Date Opponent Result/time
nov. 1 PittSBUrG StAtE w, 84-55
nov. 8 Fort hAyS StAtE w, 101-52
nov. 11 towSon w, 100-54
nov. 15 KentUCKY L, 65-75
nov. 21 GeORGetOWn W, 67-63
nov. 22 UCLa/ChaMinaDe W, 72-56
nov. 23 DUKe (MaUi invitatiOnaL) L, 68-61
nov. 30 FloridA AtlAntic w, 77-54
dec. 3 USF w, 70-42
dec. 6 lonG BEAch StAtE w, 88-80
dec. 10 ohio StAtE w, 78-67
dec. 19 dAVidSon l, 80-74
Dec. 22 UsC W, 63-47
dec. 29 howArd w, 89-34
dec. 31 north dAKotA w, 84-58
Jan. 4 KAnSAS StAtE w, 67-49
withey in the history books
Jan. 7 OKLahOMa W, 72-61
Jan. 11 teXas teCh W, 81-46
Jan. 14 iowA StAtE w, 82-73
Jan. 16 BAylor w, 92-74
Jan. 21 teXas w, 69-66
Jan. 23 tEXAS A&M w, 64-54
Jan. 28 iOWa state L, 72-64
Feb. 1 oKlAhoMA w, 84-62
Feb. 4 MissOURi L, 74-71
Feb. 8 BaYLOR W, 68-54
Feb. 11 oKlAhoMA StAtE w, 81-66
Feb. 13 Kansas state W, 59-53
Feb. 18 tEXAS tEch w, 83-50
Feb. 22 teXas a&M W, 66-58
Feb. 25 MiSSoUri w, 87-86
Feb. 27 OKLahOMa state W, 70-58
March 3 tEXAS w, 73-63
thomas Robinson now has 100 points for his career
in the nCaa tournament
Junior forward thomas Robinson shoots over Ohio state sophomore forward Deshaun thomas during the frst half of the game. Robinson scored 19 total points with 8
NEW ORLEANS – If fans were
asked which player broke a Final
Four blocked shots record on
Saturday night in the Mercedes-
Benz Superdome, most would have
probably answered Kentucky’s
National Player of the Year and
shot-blocking machine Anthony
Most fans would be wrong.
It was junior center Jeff Withey,
whose seven blocks in the 64-62
victory over Ohio State broke his
coach and former Jayhawk Danny
Manning’s previous record of six
from 1988. Withey was dominant
early and often, swatting three
Jarred Sullinger shots less than
three minutes into the game.
While the Sullinger and Thomas
Robinson showdown received most
of the hype leading up to Saturday,
Withey was the one guarding
Sullinger, not Robinson. Ohio State
forward Deshaun Thomas’ ability
to thrive on the perimeter would
have been a much more difficult
matchup for Withey, so any hopes
of slowing down Sullinger rested
firmly on his shoulders.
“Big fella here,” Bill Self said after
the game, motioning to Withey. “I
thought he played as good of low
post defense on a great player as
A First Team All-American,
Sullinger averaged 17.6 points per
game this season and averaged 20
points in the three tournament
games leading up to Saturday
He walked off the court with just
13 points on 5-of-19 shooting.
“He was just playing hard,”
Sullinger said of Withey. “Seemed
like he stepped up his defensive
It’s the 11th time this season
Withey recorded at least five blocks
in a game and he’s been on a tear as
of late, averaging 5.3 blocks since
the Big 12 Tournament semifinal
loss to Baylor on March 9.
As aggressive as Withey has
been, he’s been able to stay out of
foul trouble most of the season.
He’s picked up four fouls just once
since Feb. 8. Withey credits his vol-
leyball background for his ability to
perfectly time shots to send away.
“My teammates definitely look
at me and see me as a protector,”
Withey said after the game. “They
know if they get beat, I’m there.”
He was there a lot Saturday night
against the Buckeyes — more often
than any other player in Final Four
history. Self said he isn’t sure if
there’s another player in the coun-
try that alters shots better than
Withey does, even if Davis actually
Self and everyone else will
see that statement put to the test
against Kentucky Monday night.
“Anthony Davis is the best shot
blocker in the country,” Self said.
“But I think Jeff is probably second
— edited by max lush
Kansas Jayhawks huddle up before their game against Ohio state in the Mercedes-Benz superdome. the team has become well know in the tournament for their comradery.
Junior center Jeff Withey greets the Jayhawk student section after Kansas took down the Ohio state Buckeyes to advance to the nCaa Championship title game on Monday.
Ohio state’s William Buford sits on the court after the Buckeyes were defeated by the Kansas Jayhawks in the nCaa semi-Finals, saturday night.
the band plays before the game against Ohio state in the Mercedes-Benz superdome. Kansas won against Ohio state 64-62.
senior guard Conner teahan drives the ball upcourt against Ohio state sophomore
guard Lenzelle smith Jr. during the second half of the game. teahan scored three
points and one rebound during saturday’s game.
Junior guard travis Releford drives the ball upcourt against Ohio state freshman
forward sam thompson during the frst half of the game at the Mercedes-Benz
superdome. Releford scored 15 points with six rebounds in saturday’s game.
PAGE 6B thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN moNDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — There’s
this funny blueprint the Jayhawks
follow that probably shouldn’t
It starts by missing everything.
If it’s a Kansas shot going up, it’s
probably not going to drop. Up
next is the opposition heating
up. If it’s one of their shots, it’s
probably bound to fall. Then the
Jayhawks trail. They seemingly
But soon after, they start to
buckle down. They take care of
the ball. They score just enough
points and get the stops they
need. Finally, they win. They
probably shouldn’t, but they do.
They always find a way.
“Isn’t that weird?” senior guard
Tyshawn Taylor said.
The blueprint was in full ef-
fect on Saturday against the Ohio
State Buckeyes, so naturally Kan-
sas abided by the steps and won
“This has aged me a lot,” coach
Bill Self said. “But I say this with
sincerity: I’ve never had more fun
coaching a group of kids. They
drive me nuts, but they try so
hard. They’re stubborn and that’s
one of their greatest strengths.”
Kansas fans have seen this
blueprint before in narrow vic-
tories against Missouri at Allen
Fieldhouse and Purdue in Omaha,
Neb., to name just a couple. And
with this version of Kansas, this
less talented but highly cohesive
team, the blueprint just works.
“I’m still shocked,” junior
forward Thomas Robinson said
about the team’s last-second
winning style. “I wish it stops
Against the Buckeyes, the
blueprint went something like
this. The Jayhawks shot 36.7 per-
cent from the field in the first
half, while the Buckeyes shot
46.2 percent. The Jayhawks, Self
said, were slow and tight, perhaps
wrapped up in the pressure of a
Final Four game.
“We were playing in quick-
sand,” Self said.
But just as the blueprint goes,
everything started to change. In
the final seconds of the first half,
Robinson corralled one of junior
center Jeff Withey’s seven blocks
and passed to Taylor who quick-
ly dribbled up the court. Junior
guard Travis Releford dropped
his head and sprinted as fast as
he could. Taylor zipped a pass to
Releford who converted a layup
in the final second of the half.
Out of the break, the Jayhawks
started to click. In the first five
minutes of the second half, they
started to attack the hoop like Self
had pleaded and ended up with
three layups and a dunk.
“When you see you’re down
double digits, it kind of takes the
soul out of you a little bit,” Taylor
said. “But once you cut it to like
nine or eight, you feel like you’re
back in the ball game.”
The Jayhawks led for just 3:40
of this game, and one of those
times occurred with 27 seconds to
go. Withey stepped into the meat
of Ohio State’s defense, embraced
contact and thought he had a foul
and the basket. Instead he was
called for a travel.
With Kansas up 64-61 and six
seconds remaining, Taylor over-
heard Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft
tell his teammate William Buford
to run for it. Taylor used this as
an excuse to ease the pressure on
Craft and follow Buford. Taylor
then intercepted Craft’s pass and
saw junior guard Elijah Johnson
running toward the hoop on the
other side of the court. Taylor
skipped a pass that widely missed
Johnson, but bounced right to
Self. That could have ended the
game. Instead, it gave the Buck-
eyes another life.
“It was like third-and-long and
throw it out of bounds. Throw it
away,” Self said. “He wasn’t even
close to the receiver.”
After the turnover, Self direct-
ed Releford to foul Craft; an atyp-
ical strategy considering Kansas’
history in similar situations. Craft
made the first free throw, but was
called for a lane violation on the
From there, the Jayhawks
simply had to inbound the ball.
They did and it was finally over.
Now the Jayhawks, after another
successful use of the blueprint,
find themselves in Monday’s
national championship game.
“I came this far,” Taylor said.
“Might as well go home with a
Robinson sees Kentucky, the
same team that manhandled Kan-
sas in New York City earlier this
season, as an ideal opponent for
the final game of the season—the
game that crowns the NCAA’s fin-
“It can’t be scripted any better,”
Robinson said. “We’re right back
where we started.”
— Edited by Max Lush
Jayhawks not worried about being underdogs
NEW ORLEANS — Before Sat-
urday night’s game, junior guard
Travis Releford pulled the same joke
on freshman forward Kevin Young
that he has every game this season.
Only this time, the joke turned into
reality. Tis time, the joke helped
send Kansas to the national cham-
Young likes to shoot around 20
to 30 free throws before the game
so he feels comfortable enough to
shoot them in the action. And every
time he does this, Releford asks to
get a couple of shots in. Young will
deny Releford, saying he wants a
few more shots of his own.
Ten, the joke comes.
“He’ll just say, ‘hey, all you need
is two,’” Young said. “‘All you need
is two. Watch, get out of the way.’
I’ll move out the way and he shoots
two. And then he’s ready to go.”
Releford tells Young that he
doesn’t need to shoot a million free
throws before the game. Tat he
shouldn’t overthink his free throws.
Two free throws to get the feel, and
And Releford got to put his
words of advice to use Saturday, as
he made four pressure-flled free
throws that helped Kansas beat
Ohio State 64-62.
Te frst of his two visits to the
free throw line came with two min-
utes and 48 seconds lef in the game.
Kansas was one point shy of a share
of the lead for the frst time since the
clock read 18:06 in the frst half.
Tere was a strange dynamic
of Ohio State fans screaming, hop-
ing to keep their slipping lead, and
Kansas fans silently awaiting the
free throws, stunned their team was
even in the game.
Te pressure was on, but instead
of overthinking the free throws, he
shot them just as he would in prac-
tice. He had the “feel,” just as he told
Te frst shot dropped. Tie game.
55-55. Te second followed. Kansas
took the lead, 56-55.
But then Kansas lost its lead,
until a whistle put Releford on the
free throw line once again. Just like
last time, Kansas was trailing by one
and needed the two freebies from
Yet he did not stress. He deliv-
ered. Releford gave the Jayhawks a
60-59 lead that they never let go of.
“My whole thought process was
just take my time, relax and knock
these free throws down,” Releford
said. “And that’s what I did.”
It was Releford who was the
unexpected hero during Saturday’s
game. He made four pressure-flled
free throws when the Jayhawks
needed them most. He guarded
Ohio State stud William Buford for
the entire game while scoring 15
points of his own.
Sure, Tyshawn Taylor and Tom-
as Robinson will get most of the at-
tention for the rest of the week, but
they’d be getting that attention back
home in Lawrence if it wasn’t for
“We obviously wouldn’t have
been close to winning the game
without him tonight,” senior guard
Conner Teahan said. “He was more
aggressive than I’ve seen him in a
As for Releford, while he may
not have admitted it, he knew the
stakes when he stepped up to the
line late Saturday night. Tey were
“I can’t remember any bigger
shots that I’ve made,” Releford said.
— Edited by Christine Curtin
Joke between releford and
Young helps Jayhawks late
a cluster of Jayhawks and Buckeyes reach for a rebound during the frst half of saturday night’s nCaa semi-Final game in new
Junior forward thomas robinson competes with ohio state’s Jared sullinger for a rebound during the second half of saturday
night’s victory over the Buckeyes, 64-62.
Junior guard travis releford scores at the last second of the frst quarter against ohio state freshman forward sam thompson at the
Mercedes-Benz superdome. releford scored 15 total points with eight rebounds. kansas was down at the half 25-34 but kansas came
back and won against ohio state 64-62.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Back from
Japan, the Seattle Mariners need-
ed a few innings on the field to
brush off the jetlag and snap out
of their slumber.
Miguel Olivo and Kyle Seager
hit consecutive home runs during
a six-run sixth inning and Seattle
rallied past the Kansas City Roy-
als 6-4 Sunday in its first game
since opening the regular season
at Tokyo Dome.
The Mariners split two mid-
week games against Oakland in
Japan, and their regulars hadn’t
played since Thursday. Given two
days to get readjusted back in the
United States, players neverthe-
less acknowledged they were still
a bit sluggish.
Munenori Kawasaki had three
hits for the Mariners, who used
six projected starters. He had two
hits in the sixth inning alone.
Olivo’s three-run homer tied it
at 4. Seager, batting .357, followed
with his fourth home run of the
“I did some work this offseason
to try to use my hips and my
shoulders a little bit more,” Seager
said. “It’s just spring training and
everything, but it feels good to
be able to drive the ball a little
Two walks later, Kawasaki sin-
gled in a run for his second hit of
“In that inning, we all woke up
and we started to hit,” Olivo said,
adding that it felt like early morn-
ing to him. “You know, we were
still feeling like we were on Japa-
nese time. I think by (Monday)
it’ll pass, hopefully.”
Mike Moustakas homered and
hit a two-run double for the Roy-
als, who played their projected
opening day lineup. Bruce Chen
struck out six and walked one
while allowing three hits in four
shutout innings, his final tuneup
before starting the season opener
Friday against the Los Angeles
“Bruce was dialed in. He just
kind of real quickly got to mid-
season form,” Kansas City man-
ager Ned Yost said. “Using his
fastball, changing speeds, keeping
the ball down. Another good out-
ing. He’s ready.”
Four earned runs were charged
to Royals reliever Tim Collins,
who got only two outs. Alcides
Escobar had three hits for Kan-
sas City and Jeff Francoeur added
Seattle’s Blake Beavan made his
last start of spring training and is
next scheduled to pitch April 10
in Texas in his regular-season
debut. He allowed four runs and
seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.
The Mariners set their starting
rotation for the first full week of
games, with Jason Vargas going
Friday in Oakland, followed by
ace Felix Hernandez on Satur-
day. Hector Noesi pitches April 9
in Texas and Kevin Millwood on
Vargas starts again April 12
and Hernandez gets the ball April
13 for Seattle’s home opener.
Kansas City drops 6-4
loss against Seattle
PAGE 7B thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN moNDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Women’s relay team
shines in texas Relays
the kansas track and feld teams pro-
duced some encouraging results in both
the Clyde littlefeld texas Relays and the
Arkansas spring Invitational.
the women’s relay runners set a new
school record in the 4x200-meter relay
and entered a top fve all-time Univer-
sity mark in the distance medley relay. In
Arkansas, it was the throwers that came
away with top fnishes for the Jayhawks.
senior Alena krechyk took frst in the
hammer throw while junior mason Finley
continued his recovery from an injury
that kept him out for all of the indoor
It appeared as if the night would be
a disappointment for krechyk after foul-
ing on the frst of three hammer throw
attempts. on her fnal throw, under
the pressure of fouling yet again, she
launched the best throw of the competi-
Finley set his best mark of the day
in both the discus and shot-put with his
At the end of the day, those throws
would hold up as the event winners.
Freshman sprinter Alisha keys was
excited to get back to the outdoor track,
which she has more experience on and
feels more comfortable with than the in-
door tracks. she helped the Jayhawks run
a time of 1:34.74 in the 4x200 along with
teammates juniors Paris Daniels, taylor
Washington and Denesha morris. It was
a seventh place fnish against very good
competition, keys said.
the women’s distance medley relay
team ran its way to ffth place at the
texas Relays. For senior runner shayla
Wilson, it is the indoor track on which
she feels more comfortable, and the fat
outdoor track that she is still getting
familiar with. It seems that yesterday
was a step in the right direction. Along
with teammates seniors Rebeka stowe
and Cori Christensen and sophomore
maddy Rich, the relay team ran a time of
11:33.06, the third-fastest time recorded
in the event at the University.
— Max Goodwin
Kansas remains perfect
after 4-1 home victory
Facing a familiar foe that had already
been vanquished in the fall, the kansas
soccer took down south Dakota state
Jack Rabbits 4-1 at the Jayhawk soccer
Complex on saturday.
kansas also defeated south Dakota
state in the fall season with a 2-1 home
saturday’s victory helped kansas
remain undefeated in the spring with a
like many games last fall, junior
midfelder Whitney Berry led the charge
for the Jayhawks with two goals and an
assist to help them stomp the Jack Rab-
Berry struck frst on a penalty kick in
the frst half to give kansas a 1-0 ad-
vantage heading into halftime.
After a Jackrabbits goal tied up the
game, freshman forward Ingrid Vidal
grabbed the lead back when she chipped
a ball over the south Dakota state’s
goalkeeper’s head to give the Jayhawks
the winning goal.
sophomore forward Caroline kastor
got into the mix when she knocked in her
ffth goal of the spring off a nice pass
from junior sarah Robbins.
Berry ended the scoring on the after-
noon with a 25-yard strike that put the
game out of reach for the Jackrabbits.
kansas’ spring season continues
when the team travels to Iowa City, Iowa
for a pair of games on sunday, April 15.
the Jayhawks will face host Iowa and
minnesota on that day.
— Ryan McCarthy
tRACk AND FIelD
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tere’s
more to Terrence Jones than “Te
Most fans assumed the talented
forward was of to the NBA afer
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s
withering, 30-second tirade flled
with cringe-inducing expletives was
caught by cameras in a game last
Calipari apologized publicly, Jones
stayed and the bond between the two
is so tight now the sophomore calls
his coach a “father fgure.”
“He’s been tough on me since I frst
got here. It’s just because he expects a
lot from me. I know he loves me. I
know how good he thinks I am, how
much he believes in me,” Jones said.
“When he doesn’t see how he thinks I
can perform, he tells me. He’s a male
father fgure to me.
“So it’s tough love sometimes.
Sometimes it’s good love. I take it all
in the same way. I don’t care how he
says it; I just listen to what he’s say-
Te episode toughened Jones, who
has dealt with more criticism this
year from fans for periods of poor
play and a fnger injury that cost him
two games. Jones said he could have
lef last year afer Kentucky lost to
Connecticut in the Final Four.
“I didn’t want to leave losing,” he
said. “I wanted to win a national
He’s got that chance now.
Kentucky (37-2) faces Kansas (32-
6) on Monday in the national cham-
pionship in New Orleans, but Jones
will need to play a bigger role that he
did in the national semifnals.
In Kentucky’s 69-61 win over Lou-
isville, Jones was hardly noticeable
in the frst half and fnished with
six points and seven rebounds in 33
minutes. Calipari sought out Jones
repeatedly to howl at his play — in-
cluding once when Jones attempted a
Calipari mimicked Jones’ efort
and yelled: “Dunk it on him! Dunk
it on him!”
“I’ve been playing for him for two
years, and I know when I’m explain-
ing what I thought, if he tells me he’s
right, he’s right,” Jones said.
Is Calipari ever wrong?
“Afer he watches tape sometimes,”
Jones said. “But not at the moment,
Calipari pretended that he didn’t
know about the January 2011 in-
cident when he was asked about it
Sunday. During a loss at Alabama,
Calipari called Jones “selfsh” amid a
string of expletives as Jones turns and
“He knows how I feel about him.
He’s like a son to me,” Calipari said.
“Tis kid, what he’s doing, what he’s
done, how far he’s come, I’m just
proud of him. I mean, he’s more fo-
cused, he’s got a better skill set.”
Jones shrugged of the encounter
that defned their frst year together:
“If you saw it, I just walked down the
court and kept playing. I didn’t think
it was anything wrong with it.”
Teammate Doron Lamb said Jones
appears to bear more than his share
of the coach’s frustration.
“He’s tough on everybody, but he’s
pretty tough on Terrence,” Lamb said.
“He wants Terrence to be the best he
can be. He expects a lot of Terrence.”
Jones wanted that pressure when
he returned to Lexington for his
sophomore season afer averaging
15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds as a
“If I was ready for the draf, I
would’ve gone,” Jones said. “I was
OK with where I was in the draf. It
Calipari challenged him early on
to be one of the best players in the
country and lead Calipari’s newest
recruiting class that included An-
thony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
and Marquis Teague.
“When he came in and told me,
‘I’m coming back,’ I said, ‘OK, but
you’re going to have to work your
butt of because this is not going to
be easy,” Calipari said. “He says, ‘It’s
what I need.’”
And Calipari has been especially
hard on him at times.
When Jones played his worst
game of the season on Dec. 10
against Indiana with four points and
six turnovers in a one-point loss,
Calipari said, “he absolutely gave us
Jones dislocated his lef pinky fn-
ger on his shooting hand in the next
game, then missed two more. He
hasn’t had many poor performances
since and can’t aford to have one
against the Jayhawks with so much
Jones said he’ll be ready for Cali-
“I want to win it for him,” Jones
said. “He deserves it.”
‘Tough love’ relationship strengthens Jones
kentucky’s terrence Jones speaks during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball game as teammates Anthony Davis, left, and Doron
lamb, right, look on sunday, April 1, in New orleans. kentucky plays kansas in the championship game tonight.
DENVER — One win from per-
Brittney Griner was constantly
hounded and double-teamed, scor-
ing only one basket in the second half
Sunday night. So the Baylor support-
ing cast jumped in and carried the
unbeaten Lady Bears to the national
Griner fnished with 13 points
and nine rebounds to lead Baylor to a
59-47 win over Stanford and into the
women’s NCAA fnal against Notre
“We’re not the Brittney Gri-
ner show,” Lady Bears coach Kim
Mulkey said. “Brittney Griner is the
face of women’s basketball, and she
deserves to be, but this team is bigger
than Brittney. She will tell you that.
Brittney Griner double- and triple-
teamed allows other players on her
team to have opportunities.”
Baylor (39-0) is one victory from
becoming the seventh women’s team
to fnish undefeated and has a chance
at being the frst squad in NCAA his-
tory to win 40 games in a season.
Te top-seeded Lady Bears will
face another No. 1 seed and a famil-
iar foe Tuesday night for the title. Te
Irish beat UConn 83-75 in an over-
time thriller in the frst semifnal.
Baylor and Notre Dame met in
the preseason WNIT fnal, with the
Lady Bears winning in Waco 94-81
on Nov. 17.
“It’s going to be a good game,”
Griner said. “We beat them earlier in
the season, but we’ve got to erase that.
Tis is the game everybody wants.”
Stanford (35-2) fell short in the Fi-
nal Four for the ffh straight season,
ending its school-record 32-game
Te Cardinal refused to let the
6-foot-8 Griner beat them, collaps-
ing on her in the paint. Te strat-
egy worked for the frst 20 minutes
before the other Lady Bears started
And those players took advantage
Trailing 31-29 early in the second
half, the Lady Bears went on an 11-1
run keyed by Jordan Madden. Te
junior guard had an acrobatic three-
point play and then a layup that
made it 40-32. Griner followed with
her only basket of the half, hitting
a tough baseline turnaround that
capped the burst.
Te Cardinal could only get with-
in six the rest of the game despite
Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s best eforts.
Te senior led the Cardinal with 22
points and nine rebounds. Stanford
coach Tara VanDerveer took her out
with about 30 seconds lef and gave
her a long embrace.
“No one feels good afer a loss,
especially if it’s in the Final Four,”
Baylor one victory away from NCAA title and perfect season
PAGE 8B thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
A season that started out 7-0
for the Kansas women’s tennis
team is back to .500 with three
The Jayhawks have lost to all
six of their Big 12 opponents so
far in 2012, the latest coming the
road at No. 13 Texas and No. 16
Texas A&M over the weekend.
Both defeats came in a decisive
fashion, as Kansas lost 7-0 to the
Longhorns and 6-1 to the Aggies,
“I just feel we have got to be
mentally stronger,” coach Amy
Hall-Holt said. “That’s prob-
ably the difference right now: the
The only players who won a
match against Texas were junior
Monica Pezzotti and sopho-
more Dylan Windom—the No. 1
doubles duo took down the No.
34-ranked tandem of Lina Pade-
gimaite and Noel Scott 8-2.
The team, which had already
lost the No. 2 doubles match at
that point, went on to drop the
No. 3 doubles match, 8-6, and all
six singles matches. Maria Belen
Ludueña played the most com-
petitive match at No. 3 singles,
a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Texas’ Cierra
Windom was the only victo-
rious Jayhawk in the 6-1 loss to
Texas A&M. Windom defeated
Laura Santacroce, 6-3, 6-0, at the
No. 4 singles spot. The top three
Aggie singles players are cur-
rently ranked in the top 150 of
women’s Division I tennis nation-
ally, the best of which being No.
7 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar.
Sanchez-Quintanar defeated Pez-
zotti, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 1 singles
“We’re playing hard,” Hall-
Holt said. “We’re right there and
hopefully, eventually it’s going to
go our way.”
Kansas now only has three
conference matches remaining
before returning to College Sta-
tion, Texas. for Big 12 Champi-
onships from April 26-29. The
Jayhawks will take the next 10
days off before traveling to play
rival Missouri for the last time in
regular season conference play on
The last two conference
matches of the season will be on
the road at Iowa State (the Big
12’s only other unranked team)
on April 15 and Kansas State on
“Our goal is to win them, of
course, and for everybody to
just fight hard,” Windom said.
“Coaches are happy with a hard-
fought match and you learn from
— Edited by Tanvi Nimkar
Men’s team fnishes 45
shots back of Kent State
The Kansas men’s golf team fnished
eighth with a total score of 870 in this
weekend’s Irish Creek Collegiate in Ka-
Kent State won the tournament with
a score of 825, followed in second place
by Duke’s 839 and Mercer’s 843.
Kansas senior Doug Quinones fred
back-to-back rounds of 70 on day one,
placing in a tie for 11th. Quinones
slipped on a fight of stairs, bruising his
elbow, but played through the discom-
fort to shoot a 74 in the fnal round and
fnish tied for 20th.
Juniors Alex Gutesha and Chris
Gilbert fnished the tournament tied for
35th. Dylan McClure fnished tied for
48th with a 222, and David Auer fnished
the tournament with a 231 landing him
in a tie for 67th.
The Jayhawks will travel next to the
Cowboy Classic, April 9, in Scottsdale,
— Trevor Graff
Golf olyMpIC QuAlIfyING Nhl
Team remains winless since Big 12 play began
tYLER ROStE/KANSAN fILE PhOtO
Kansas senior Doug Quinones led the Jayhawks over the weekend, fnishing tied for 20th in the Irish Creek Collegiate tourna-
ment in Kanapolis, N.C. Kent State won the tournament by 14 strokes over second place Duke.
honduras qualifed for its second straight olympics by beating el Salvador 3-2
in overtime. The teams combined for three goals in the extra periods.
KANSAN fILE PhOtO
Junior Victoria Khanevskaya returns a volley during her singles match against oklahoma friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis
Center. Khanevskaya was defeated 2-6 and 0-6.
honduras takes down
El Salvador in overtime
KANSAS CITy, Kan. — Second-
half substitute Gerson Rodas scored
twice in a goal-flled overtime, giving
honduras a 3-2 victory over el Sal-
vador on Saturday in the semifnals
of the CoNCACAf olympic qualifying
honduras earns its second straight
olympic berth and third since 2000.
el Salvador, the surprise Group A win-
ner, has not qualifed since 1968.
“There were a lot of doubters in
our country,” honduras coach luis
fernando Suarez said. “our own fans
were nervous and didn’t really trust
that we could accomplish the goal.
This is something to be very proud
Rodas scored in the 101st minute
to put honduras up 2-1, but edwin
Sanchez — another substitute —
equalized in the 106th when he
snapped home a header from just
right of the penalty spot on a cross
from Xavier Garcia.
That set the stage for Rodas’
game-winner in the 115th, when he
ran onto D.C. united midfelder Andy
Najar’s cross from the right corner
and headed it inside the left post.
Antony lozano scored in the frst
minute for honduras, but Milton
Molina equalized in the 77th for el
“I am proud of my guys and what
they put into it,” el Salvador coach
Mauricio Alfaro said. “They are a top
level team, it’s a tough loss, but I am
proud of my guys.”
— Associated Press
chicago qualifes for
playoffs once again
ChICAGo — Devin Setoguchi and
erik Christensen scored in a shootout
to help the Minnesota Wild beat the
Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday
night for their third straight victory.
Setoguchi had a goal and two as-
sists in regulation, then sealed the vic-
tory in the third round of the shootout
with a quick shot that beat Ray emery.
patrick Kane had the lone Chicago
goal in the shootout against Josh hard-
Kane scored his second goal in reg-
ulation, during a power play with 2:45
left in the third period, to tie it at 4.
Alone in the slot, Kane converted a feed
from rookie Andrew Shaw after patrick
Sharp forced Minnesota defenseman
Tom Gilbert to turn over the puck.
Dany heatley, Kyle Brodziak and de-
fenseman Clayton Stoner also scored
Minnesota, which won in a shootout
for the second straight night. Sharp
and Viktor Stalberg scored for Chicago,
which has lost only twice in regulation
in its last 16 games (11-2-3).
Although the Blackhawks dropped
their fnal home game of the regular
season, they already had clinched a
playoff spot with a 5-4 victory Satur-
day night in Nashville and can fnish
no lower than sixth in the Western Con-
ference. They fnished 27-8-6 at the
Chicago is in the postseason for
the fourth straight season after miss-
ing the playoffs in nine of 10 previous
Setoguchi opened the scoring at
10:11 of the frst on a breakaway after
taking heatley’s long feed. Crawford
made a pad save on Setoguchi’s frst
shot, but the puck trickled underneath
him, and Setoguchi stopped and
slammed it in.
Sharp tied it 34 seconds later. he
connected from the slot after taking a
centering pass from defenseman Nick
leddy, who had carried the puck in all
the way down right wing.
heatley’s tap-in power-play goal,
capping a neat cross-ice passing play
with Mikko Koivu and Setoguchi, put
Minnesota ahead 2-1 just over 3 min-
Stalberg slipped past the Minne-
sota defense, took a feed from Brent
Seabrook, cut to the net and tied it at 2
at 5:28 of the second.
But Stoner pinched in and scored
on a rebound of Setoguchi’s jam-in
attempt 20 seconds later to put Min-
nesota back in front, 3-2. Then Brod-
ziak added his 22nd goal, sweeping in
a rebound while tumbling to the ice, 41
seconds later to make it 4-2. Kane cut
it to 4-3 on a shot from the right circle
— Associated Press
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Blue bloods square-off for title belt
At A GLANcE
Kentucky (37-2) may be one of
the best all-time college basketball
teams. Forward Anthony Davis and
wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could
be the frst two picks in this sum-
mer’s NBA Draft, while forward Ter-
rence Jones and guards Doron Lamb
and Marquis Teague could all leave
early. The Wildcats lead the nation
in scoring margin at 17 points plus
per game. Head coach John Calipari,
who guided Memphis to the 2008
title game, gets a shot at revenge
against Bill Self.
At A GLANcE
The Jayhawks (32-6) are mak-
ing their third national champion-
ship appearance in 10 years and
ninth overall. Kansas has trailed at
halftime in three of its fve tourna-
ment games, but has outscored op-
ponents by a combined 42 points
in the second half. Whether it’s an
Elijah Johnson three-pointer, a Travis
Releford steal, a Jeff Withey block or
free throws from Tyshawn Taylor, the
Jayhawks have shown an uncanny
knack for making tough plays in
Will the Wildcats feel the
Kentucky has been the consensus
pick to win it all since December.
Despite starting three freshmen
and two sophomores, the Wildcats
have looked like a veteran team in
their stroll to the championship. But
will those great expectations fnally
phase the underclassmen? Quite
frankly, it’s win or bust for Calipari’s
team. Ask any Kentucky fan, and
those 37 wins and dozens of blow-
outs will mean nothing if it fails to
knock off Kansas.
Will the Kansas learn from its
early-season loss to Kentucky?
Kentucky defeated Kansas, 75-
65, on Nov. 15 in New York City.
The Wildcats’ 26-9 second half run
exposed the Jayhawks’ matchup
problems. Davis shut down Robin-
son with his length and Kentucky’s
guards created turnovers that led to
several uncontested dunks. After the
Ohio State game, Self said his team
had to take away Kentucky’s transi-
tion offense, second shots and lobs,
all of which were on display in the
hEAR YE, hEAR YE
“Anthony Davis is the best shot-
blocker in the country, but I think Jeff
is probably second best.”
—Kansas coach Bill Self
hEAR YE, hEAR YE
“We deal with pressure every day.
It’s just part of being at Kentucky.
The things that people say about
us … we try not to hear it. We just
focus on treating every game the
—Sophomore forward Terrance
Jones, via ESPN.com
Kansas 69, Kentucky 68
PLAYER tO wAtch
Thomas Robinson, Junior guard
run to the title
not be pos-
inson has av-
eraged 17 points and 12 boards in
the tournament. In Monday’s title
game, however, he faces the most
dominant frontcourt in the country.
Kentucky’s 6-foot-10 Anthony Davis,
6-foot-9 Terrence Jones and 6-foot-8
Darius Miller will force Robinson to
earn every point.
PLAYER tO wAtch
Anthony Davis, freshman forward
Davis is just
the history of
ketball to win
Player of the
Year award. He
shoots 64 per-
cent from the feld, averages 14
points, 10 rebounds and 4.6 blocks
(frst in the nation). His defensive
dominance is unlike anything seen
in college basketball during the last
decade. His ability to alter shots
without fouling makes it extremely
tough for opponents to score inside.
TyShawN Taylor, guard
The senior guard’s gutsy second-half per-
formances in the last two games encapsu-
late the very nature of this Jayhawk team.
Taylor had six assists in the fnal 20 minutes
against Ohio State and hit two free throws to
clinch the win. Though his offensive numbers
in the tournament haven’t been great (0-20
from 3-point range, 37 percent shooting),
Taylor remains the orchestrator of Kansas’
run to the championship.
EliJah JohNSoN, forward
Johnson’s rapid improvement continued
Saturday. He played just 11 second-half min-
utes because of foul trouble, but had a huge
role in the Jayhawks’ comeback. His coast-to-
coast drive and acrobatic layup with 1:08 left,
giving Kansas a 62-59 lead, was arguably the
best play of the game. Johnson also snagged
a game-high 10 rebounds and hit six of nine
shots. His speed and length should help Kan-
sas contain Kentucky’s tall, athletic guards.
TraViS rElEford, guard
Without Releford, Kansas would not have
defeated Ohio State. The Kansas City, Mo.
native had 15 points, eight boards and two
steals. His layup at the end of the frst half
was a subtle, yet crucial, momentum changer,
and his four free throws late in the game gave
Kansas its frst lead since 2-0. Releford’s
reward for a stellar semifnal performance?
Defending 6-foot-7 Kentucky guard Michael
ThomaS roBiNSoN, forward
Robinson solidifed his place above Jared
Sullinger in the NBA Draft, scoring 19 points
and getting Ohio State’s forwards in foul trou-
ble. Robinson’s energy and passion—more
noticeable on Saturday night—have fueled
Kansas all season long. For Kansas to upset
Kentucky and win their fourth NCAA champi-
onship, Robinson must continue to play with
fre in his eyes. If anyone’s up to the challenge,
it’s Kansas’ hulking All-American.
JEff wiThEy, cENTEr
Withey scored just 4 points Saturday, but
his defense yet again infuenced the game
signifcantly. His seven blocks disrupted an
Ohio State offense that shot just 24 percent
in the second half. Withey also held Sullinger
to 5-of-19 shooting, which should give him
confdence going into Monday’s matchup
with AP National Player of the Year Antho-
ny Davis. Withey has a height advantage,
but Davis holds the edge in every other
marQuiS TEaguE, guard
Prior to March, Kentucky’s most vis-
ible weakness was Teague’s point-guard play.
Since then, he has scored double fgures six
times and facilitated a hot Kentucky offense
(84 points per game in the tournament). In the
frst meeting against Kansas, Teague com-
mitted six frst-half turnovers, four fouls and
let Tyshawn Taylor score 23 points. A repeat
performance could derail Kentucky’s dominant
doroN lamB, guard
The 6-foot-4 sophomore is Kentucky’s sec-
ond leading scorer (13.5 points per game) and
a lethal three-point shooter (46.5 percent).
Lamb is playing in his second straight Final
Four and boasts plenty of big-game experi-
ence. He is shooting 50 percent from beyond
the arc in the tournament, but can also slash
to the basket and draw fouls. Physically, he is
very similar to Kansas’ Elijah Johnson, which
should make for an intriguing matchup.
Kidd-Gilchrist is a match up nightmare
for just about every team Kentucky faces. At
6-foot-7 and 232 pounds, the freshman can
drag larger defenders out to the perimeter or
use his strength around the rim to overpower
smaller defenders. He shoots nearly 50 percent
from the feld and grabs 8 rebounds per game.
His long strides, athleticism and fnishing abil-
ity make him one of the best transition players
in college basketball.
TErrENcE JoNES, forward
After shining brightly in the 2011 NCAA
Tournament, Jones could have been a frst
round pick in last year’s draft. The 6-foot-9,
252-pound sophomore adds muscle and power
Kentucky’s frontcourt. Combined with Anthony
Davis’s length and athleticism, it makes the
Wildcats interior defense suffocating. Jones’
battle for rebounds with Thomas Robinson could
resemble a heavyweight boxing match.
aNThoNy daViS, forward
Barring injury, Davis will be the No. 1 pick
in the NBA Draft. If he isn’t altering shots with
his 7-foot-5 wingspan, he’s fushing alley-oops
and drawing double-teams. In the frst game
against Kansas at Madison Square Garden,
Davis scored 14 points (with four dunks)
and blocked seven shots. But if anyone
matches up well with the player of the year,
it’s Jeff Withey. Expect Davis to be chal-
lenged by Kansas’ big men.
Big Jay will chEEr if...
The Jayhawks continue to show
the heart of a champion and out-
tough the Wildcats en route to a
nail-biting national title.
BaBy Jay will wEEP if...
John Calipari wins his frst cham-
pionship because the Jayhawks can-
not keep up with the Wildcats’ supe-
rior talent and athleticism.
PAGE 10B thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN moNDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
The GradinG Scale
Withey blocks Buckeyes’ shot at title game
The Kansas Jayhawks weren’t supposed to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes and
throughout most of the game, that looked to be true. at one point they were losing
by 13 in the frst half and went into the half trailing by nine. But then, just like
every other game during this tournament, the Jayhawks fipped a switch. The de-
fensive intensity appeared and caused problems for the Buckeyes. Shots started
falling and the Buckeyes’ lead began to diminish. despite having 17 turnovers,
the Jayhawks found a way to persevere and claim victory once more. They out-
rebounded the Buckeyes 41-30. The Jayhawks appear to be on a mission, and
despite not getting everything out of Taylor and robinson for much of the game,
they fnd a way to win. They have continued to prove all the experts wrong and
now fnd themselves in the national championship game against the Kentucky
Wildcats. That’s a statement that outside of the Kansas faithful, no one believed.
now they have one more game, a chance to be champions.
if you would’ve turned the game on during the frst half, you would have
seen robinson struggling. he was trying too hard to get shots and forcing
things up. But in the second half, it was a completely different robinson. he
scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. he was more vicious
going to the hoop and wouldn’t let the Buckeyes deny him at the rim. The
Jayhawks would like him to be more effcient from the feld — he shot just 44
percent from the feld. he also grabbed eight rebounds, with three of those on
the offensive glass.
everybody talks about how Kentucky’s freshman anthony davis blocks shots,
but Withey, accomplished something davis will never be able to do. he had sev-
en blocks and those seven blocks were the most ever recorded during a Final
Four game, according to eSPn Stats & info. Withey also aggravated Ohio State’s
star forward, Jared Sullinger throughout the entire game, causing Sullinger to
fop more times than soccer players and couldn’t get off any good shots. Withey
caused him to play away from the basket and held him to 5-of-19 shooting. Withey
also grabbed eight rebounds and a steal. Withey scored just four points on 2-of-4
shooting, but he denied at least 14 Ohio State points, and that’s not including
altering other shots that went array.
Taylor’s struggles continued against the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday night.
he’s yet to hit a three-point shot, going 0-for-3 in the game and 0-for-20 in the
tournament. he had some crucial turnovers throughout the game — one in the f-
nal 10 seconds — but thankfully for him and the Jayhawks, the Buckeyes couldn’t
capitalize on all of them. But with the bad, comes the good with Taylor. he did
score 10 points on 3-for-11 scoring, but he had nine assists and was solid on the
defensive side of the ball.
Junior center Jeff Withey
Junior forward thomas Robinson
Senior guard tyshawn taylor
Johnson has been the Jayhawks’ best player throughout the entire tournament
and on Saturday night, he continued his strong form. he scored 13 points on 6-for-9
shooting despite being bothered with foul trouble. Johnson notched his frst double-
double of his career. Johnson has been terrifc, hitting big shots when the Jayhawks
needed them the most.
as good as Johnson was, releford was even better. his strengths have always
been on defense, but Saturday — and really throughout the tournament — has
stepped up on the offensive side of the court. he scored 15 points on 5-of-7 scor-
ing and went 4-of-4 from the stripe. releford hit two free throws with 2:48 to play
that gave KU a 56-55 lead, its frst lead since the score was 2-0. he came up
with big buckets all night and was a pest on defense. he grabbed six rebounds
and recorded two steals.
Teahan’s struggles with shooting continued against the Buckeyes. he went
just 1-of-5 for three points. he did have two assists and a rebound. Teahan
needs to fnd a way to get in a rhythm against Kentucky on Monday. he’s shooting
just 24 percent from the feld and 21 percent from three in the tournament.
Young’s energy is undeniable. he comes off the bench and is just a spark with hustle on every play. his high-octane motor
causes him to get in foul trouble, but he is able to keep plays alive more times than not. Out of his fve rebounds, four were
on the offensive side of the ball. he failed to score, but his energy and relentlessness is what Kansas needs coming off the
Senior guard conner teahan
Junior forward Kevin Young
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