Dream Season Falls Short For Gritty Jayhawks

By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
 Kansas came up empty in the national title game. The season, though, was quite fulfilling.

Kansas head coach Bill Self hugs Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) after their 64-62 victory over Ohio State in an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Kansas came up empty in the national title
game. The season, though, was quite fulfilling.

A team of overachievers that many thought would have a hard time
making the NCAA tournament played its way to college basketball's
grandest stage. The Jayhawks simply ran into a team stocked with
NBA talent that was too talented, too athletic, too good.

Their loss to Kentucky on Monday night was a disappointing end
to a terrific season.

Kansas rattled off its eighth consecutive Big 12 title despite
the long odds, and then walked a tightrope through the NCAA
tournament all the way to the Final Four in New Orleans.

The road finally ended for Kansas, but many folks are already
looking ahead to next season, when the expectations will be as high
as ever.


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