“The winning team likely will be the one that is most connected, plays the hardest and gets hot shooting. Both have done a great job of that in the tournament or they wouldn’t be playing for the national title,” Tom Keegan writes in this column.
We asked KU fans out shopping for gear in downtown Lawrence Sunday about their plans for the big game, what they think of the vibe in Lawrence when the Jayhawks win, and what game day superstitions they have. Here’s what they had to say.
If seeing the Jayhawks play for the NCAA basketball national championship has always been on your bucket list, you’re probably going to need a bucket load of money — especially if you didn’t make plans in advance to go to New Orleans.
Despite thousands of people flooding the street to party Saturday, there were no serious injuries, accidents or property damage reported, according to Lawrence police. They hope that trend will continue Monday.
A big smile covered Nick Motosko’s face Sunday morning as he folded and stacked T-shirts highlighting the NCAA men’s basketball championship matchup between KU and North Carolina set for Monday night.
The Jayhawks made it look easy, holding a lead over the Villanova Wildcats for the entire Final Four matchup. And Lawrence was partying in the streets.
Mass Street shoppers, visitors and regulars were beginning to take advantage of the wide open street closed to vehicle traffic Saturday morning ahead of KU’s Final Four game against Villanova.
Massachusetts Street will come to life Saturday with a party ahead of the Kansas Jayhawks facing the Villanova Wildcats in the Final Four. But as the roads were closed in preparation Saturday morning, the street was almost empty.
The city will close Massachusetts Street in anticipation of — hopefully — large crowds of Jayhawk fans celebrating, according to a news release Monday.
Despite offensive struggles in the first half, the Kansas Jayhawks wowed the crowd and came back to top the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, 76-50.
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